Hyderabad: Responding to the thousands of errors in the Intermediate exam marks sheets, education minister G. Jagadish Reddy ordered an inquiry by a three-member committee and sought a report in three days. Many parents and students complained that the site was not opening on desktop computers.
The TSBIE services app was also not of help on Sunday. The last date to apply is April 25.
Mr Jeetender Surana, a parent, said, “My son is also one of the affected students. He also got less marks in maths, physics and Sanskrit. We tried to apply for reverification but the website is not working properly. The option of online student services is not opening in personal computers.”
He said he had been trying from Saturday. Towards the end of the day, some students said the website had started working, and was opening on mobile platforms.
The board said the students could approach them through http:bie.telangana.gov.in/ and said that it was in talks with server operators to sort out the issue. The board received 2,000 applications later in the day.
Congress leaders entered the fray on Sunday, issuing statements asking Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to step in.
TS Congress working president A. Revanth Reddy said in a Twitter post, “Allegations on the Intermediate results should be immediately addressed by the Chief Minister by conducting a review meeting. The issue should be inquired into and rectified immediately as the lives and future of students are at stake.
Former minister Mohd Ali Shabbir demanded that Mr Rao should take sack the education minister and take stern action on the two top officials of the Intermediate Board for lack of effective supervision and guidance to officials.
He said it was a matter of shame that the government had no answer to the travails of students and parents who even staged a dharna at the Intermediate Board office.
Seven students have ended their lives and hundreds of students and parents have complained of mistakes in the mark sheets. The errors include students who had written the exam being marked ‘absent and fail’ and others, ‘absent and pass’. Those who got good marks in the first year had failed in the second year, especially in maths and physics.
The committee would be headed by M.D. Venkateshwar Rao and comprise Prof. A. Vasan of BITS-Pilani Hyderabad, and Dr Nishant Dongri, an assistant professor from IIT-Hyderabad. The minister said it had come to his notice that the issue was being escalated because of internal issues between officers within the Intermediate Board. He asked students and parents not to panic and all issues would be resolved soon.
Meanwhile, students who tried to apply for recounting and re-verification continued to face problems with the official website of the Intermediate Board to apply for improvement and advanced supplementary exams....