The Lok Satta Party today expressed its concern over gross blunders in valuation of Intermediate answer sheets and demanded that prompt action be taken to ensure justice to students.
It has become all the more important this year because marks in the Intermediate group examinations are given a weight of 25 percent for declaration of ranks in the EAMCET examination.
Addressing the media, Lok Satta party spokesman Mr.V.Vijayender Reddy said that the authorities had found gross blunders in the evaluation of answer sheets of 4000 of the 20000 odd students who sought reverification or recounting. “We do not know how many of the 9.16 lakh students who took the examination had met with a similar fate.”
The Lok Satta leader suggested that the reverification and recounting be undertaken on a larger scale to unearth possible miscarriage of justice. To prevent frivolous requests for recounting/revaluation, the Government may stipulate that the fee paid by students will not be refunded if there are no mistakes. In others’ cases where errors are detected, the fee should invariably be refunded.
“The earlier the Government undertakes the exercise the better it is since the failure of the Intermediate Board has caused avoidable agony and anguish to innumerable students.”