PATNA: The Patna high court on Thursday slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) for wrongly flunking a candidate in a subject in the Intermediate examination conducted last year.
The student, Saurabh Kumar, had secured 32 out of 50 in Alternative English paper. After scrutiny, his marks in the paper reduced to just two. During hearing in the high court, it surfaced that the student failed due to a “clerical error” on the part of the BSEB.
The bench of Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh was furious with the negligent behaviour of BSEB which resulted in a loss of one precious year for Saurabh as he could not seek admission in any educational institute last year. Saurabh, a resident of Shitalpur village under the Dighwara police station area in Saran district, was represented in the court by counsels Sanjeev Kumar and Ajay Kumar Singh.
After the declaration of results on May 30 last year, the student was upset with the poor and unexpected marks he had secured in Alternative English, Non-Rashtrabhasha and English papers. He had scored first division in the Intermediate examination with 32 marks in Alternative English. However, after re-evaluation of all three subjects, he was given two marks instead of 32 in Alternative English and declared fail.
On October 18 last year, the Patna high court had slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakh on BSEB for wrongly flunking a meritorious candidate, Priyanka Singh, in Class X examination.