EMPOWERED WITH RTI, STUDENT DIGS UP ADMINISTRATIVE DIRT

 

In yet another shocking news from Bihar, a student named Dhananjay Kumar failed scoring 2 marks in Hindi.
For about 6 months, Dhananjay made a round of authorities who have been declared failed by Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) with 2 marks in Hindi.

As per RTI, Dhananjay Kumar scored 84.2%, 421 marks out of 500. Earlier, they gave him 2 numbers in Hindi instead of 79, reducing total marks to 344.

The court ordered the board to give Rs 5lakh penalty to the student.

Dhananjay Kumar wanted to get into IIT but the result was beyond his imagination. This result drove him to commit suicide but his family has helped him to cope up with the pressure.

Whether it is the school board exam, a university test or any competitive exam, there is always much dissatisfaction over the marks obtained. There have been cases of students with brilliant academic records scoring average marks and average students receiving red lines for subjects they were certain they would pass. Till the Right to Information (RTI) Act came into existence in 2005, the only hope for such students was to apply for a revaluation of their answer sheets, which usually was a mere re-totalling of the marks.

In October, the Bihar board had failed another student after mixing up her answer-scripts with someone else’s. She was given 9 out of 100 in Sanskrit and 29 out of 80 in science theory exam. The investigation revealed that she had scored 80 in Sanskrit and 61 in Science. Bihar Board admitted its mistake, pulled out her original papers and revised the marks.

By: Devanshi Somvanshi

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