Silchar, Aug. 19: The Assam Sanskrit Examination Board has accepted the recommendations of a probe committee of the Hailakandi district administration to overhaul its school exam structure in the wake of “grave misconduct and lapses” in this year’s entrance examinations.
According to school inspector Aftab Uddin Laskar, as the board examination got under way in the district on July 6, it was found that as many as eight of the 11 schools were yet to be granted recognition by the board in Guwahati.
The exam was held at the Victoria Memorial Higher Secondary School in Hailakandi town.
Laskar said the officials also found out that scores of “fake” examinees had appeared in the exam.
Sources said of the 443 candidates who appeared in this year’s Sanskrit school final examination in the district, 313 were “fake”, who allegedly appeared in examination to get the examination certificate.
The registration cards and some certificates of these students were also found to be “fake”, which were stated to be fraudulently obtained either in collusion with the school authorities or from the exam board in Guwahati.
In the wake of the “irregularities”, Hailakandi DC T.C. Goswami constituted a six-member probe panel comprising additional deputy commissioner Debashis Chakravarty, Laskar and Victoria Memorial HS School principal Swapna Nath, among others.
The committee, after examining the “discrepancies”, submitted a comprehensive report to the deputy commissioner on Tuesday afternoon.
A senior board member today said the board has “accepted” all the principal recommendations put before it by the probe committee.
She said a circular in this regard would soon be issued by the board in Guwahati.
The committee recommended holding of HSLC and Sanskrit board exams at the same time every year, issuance of the statement of examinees as per forms 31 and 31 A of SEBA and compulsory mention of student’s registration number in the exam form to be submitted by the Sanskrit examinees.