Patna: The state government is ready to amend the existing Bihar School Board Examination Act for paving the way for re-evaluation of Intermediate science examinees’ answer-sheets.
The existing Act allows only retotalling of answer-sheets. As many as 1.80 lakh ISc examinees have applied for the scrutiny of their answer-sheets.
Replying to a question of Baidyanath Prasad (BJP) in the legislative council during question hour, education minister Brishen Patel said, “If required, I am ready to make certain amendments in the existing Act in the larger interest of inter science students. Laws are made for the benefit of people,” he said. The minister admitted only 19% inter science and commerce students have secured first division this year, whereas 61% had got first division in 2013.
The topper of ISc has got only 85% marks this year. He also said the government was ready to re-evaluate the answer-sheets of over 309 examinees who have cleared IIT-JEE examination this year but have failed in the inter examination.
Intervening during minister’s reply, leader of the opposition in legislative council Sushil Kumar Modi said the time is very short. The government should make a provision to send photo copies of the answer-sheets to the examinees concerned after charging some fee with immediate effect.
He also said the answer-sheets of all the applicants should be re-evaluated, not only of those who have cleared JEE.
Replying to another question of Dr N K Yadav, the education minister said that out of 250 non-aided colleges, 78 colleges had received grants. The remaining colleges would get their grant only after a proper inquiry is made. Reacting to minister’s reply, Modi said a sum of Rs 400 crore was OK’d by the state cabinet in 2010-11, but teachers and non-teaching staff of such colleges have not received their salary after 2009-10.