IMPHAL, March 2 � Manipur Government has formed a five-member fact finding committee to investigate and verify the report of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination fiasco in the State.
State Education Minister Moirangthem Okendro disclosed this while replying to a motion on non-issuance of admit cards to the students of non-CBSE affiliated schools during a discussion in the ongoing State Assembly session today.
The Minister said the Education Director will lead a five -member committee to investigate into the report and submit its recommendations within one month for further action. The government has also written a letter to CBSE authority to take action against the involved educational institutions in the matter, he added.
The report of non-issuance of admit cards to about 2,500 Class X and XII students of five non-CBSE affiliated educational institutions � Central Institute of Science Hodam Leirak, Galaxy Senior Secondary school, ASEAN Co-educational Institution, Akash Institute of Science and Arts and Ramkrishna Higher Secondary School, through two CBSE affiliated schools (MM Higher Secondary School and Little Rose Higher Secondary School), all in Imphal area has been in the local media for the past one week.
Opposition members Th Shyamkumar of Trinamool Congress and L Ibomcha of NCP raised a discussion on the issue. Stating that the students should not be victimised because of the failure of the existing system, the members appealed the government particularly the Education department to formulate a law to regulate the functioning of non-CBSE and CBSE affiliated schools and private coaching centres as done in other States to avoid such incidents in future.
The Opposition members also urged the government to book the involved school authorities who are on the run, on cheating charges.
Education Minister informed that the government will act once the report from the fact-finding committee is received. Claiming that the total of number of students in the above five institutes could be around 400-500, the Minister questioned why the concerned parents began to raise voice only after a gap of four months though the online registration for CBSE examination was completed in September last year.
On Sunday, CBSE exam victim students guardian association Manipur had urged the government to arrange a special examination for their wards for the examinations which began in 25 centres in the State on Monday.