Shillong, Feb.13: Meghalaya education minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has come under the scanner for her department’s alleged manipulation of marks of candidates who appeared for permanent posts of teachers in the state.
The Civil Society Women’s Organisation (CSWO) filed an FIR against the directorate of elementary and mass education with the East Khasi Hills police last evening, seeking necessary steps to find out those involved in the crime.
In the FIR, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said, “The compilation sheets of the score sheets of marks obtained by candidates in the personal interview for the post of assistant teachers in lower primary government schools in 2009 had been manipulated by the directorate under the patronage of the education minister”.
Kharshiing pointed out that someone had forged the marks of many candidates who appeared for interviews. In the column for compilation of marks for job experience, some candidates got more despite less experience whereas others got less or no marks though they had years of experience. Reacting to the charge, Ampareen Lyngdoh said her department is open to any inquiry.