Telangana Intermediate result re-verification too did not pass the students who committed suicides: Board

HYDERABAD: The Telangana Intermediate Board that has been facing flak from the parents for its alleged unprofessional handling of results declaration on Thursday informed the high court that the board did no wrong in respect of the 23 students who committed suicides immediately after declaration of Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE) results this year.

The board secretary A Ashok filed an affidavit before the court in which he stated that after the results were out, 23 students committed suicide and 3 students attempted suicide. Out of the 23 students who committed suicide, 20 have failed and 2 students have already passed and one student committed suicide after writing only 3 exams. She passed in all the 3 subjects. A total of 53 answer scripts belonging to 23 students in their failed subjects were also re-verified and it was observed that there was no change in their results status even after the re-verification, he said. However he said at one para of his affidavit that 1183 candidates were declared passed after re-verification. Of those who got these modified results, 582 candidates are from second year and 601 candidates are from first year, the secretary said in his affidavit.

The secretary who was also present in the court said this in his affidavit filed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Shameem Akther that was hearing a petition filed by Rapolu Bhaskar who sought stringent action against the errant officials and Rs 50 lakh compensation to the bereaved families. We uploaded all the results of the reverification process into our website, he said.

Petitioner's counsel C Damodar Reddy expressed doubts about the claims and said that the process of uploading was not yet over and children are finding it difficult to get their results. State's special counsel A Sanjeev Kumar told the court that they uploaded the marks memos and answer sheets of all the 3.82 lakh failed candidates on May 27 itself. In fact we have proof that as many as 1.80 lakh students have downloaded their answer scripts and marks memos, he said.

Damodar Reddy urged the court to summon the answersheets and marks memos of the students who committed suicides. The state counsel said that they are ready to do that. The bench sought the details in a tabular form duly informing the status of their marks prior to the re-verification and after re-verification. The bench also asked the petitioner to file his objections in the form of an affidavit after going through the details furnished by the state and posted the case to Monday.

Important points

  • Total number of candidates appeared for IPE-2019 are 9.43 lakh
  • Total number of candidates passed the examination are 5.60 lakh
  • Total number of candidates failed are 3.82 lakh.
  • Inter Board received flak after it declared results in April 2019. As many as 23 students committed suicide after seeing the results.
  • HC Ordered Re-verification.
  • Board Re-verified the scripts of all the failed candidates from April 26
  • After re-verifying the answer scripts of the failed candidates - 1183 candidates were declared to have passed. Out of this, 582 candidates are from second year and 601 candidates are from first year.
  • Revised results of failed candidates have been uploaded in the website enabling the students to download the new marks memo with revised marks along with the scanned answer sheets.
  • 23 students committed suicide and 3 students attempted suicide after seeing their results but the re-verification did not change the status of their marks, the Inter Board said.

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