Investigation has started into the irregularities in making the center for the UP Board examination. Director of Education (Secondary) Dr. Mahendra Dev has written a letter to all the Divisional Deputy Education Directors of the state and ordered an investigation. He has asked the officers to investigate and send their report to the Secretary of UP Board by January 30. UP Board had created 7884 centers for this year’s examination. These included 1017 government inter colleges and 3537 non-government aided colleges of the state. These centers were selected through software designed for this purpose under the center determination policy issued by the government on September 6, 2023.
Before selection, all the basic information provided by the secondary school to the UP Board was also examined by the district school inspectors. When the list prepared from the software was sent to the district level committee, the committee excluded 461 out of 1017 centrally maintained government inter colleges and 58 out of 3537 aided colleges. The number of centers was increased from 7884 to 8265.
It was shocking to exclude such a large number of colleges of these two categories, which run with the financial assistance of the government, from the center list because there was a clear provision in the center determination policy that first the government and then the aided colleges would be made centres. After that, finance-free school centers will be created. Your own newspaper Hindustan had recently published a news series with the tagline ‘Niti Nayi, Niyat Purani’ on the irregularities committed in determining the Centre. Under this, other irregularities in center determination including exclusion of government and aided colleges from the center list were highlighted.
Taking cognizance of the exclusion of government and aided colleges from the central list, the Director of Education (Secondary), who is also the Chairman of the UP Board, has asked the Deputy Education Directors of all the divisions of the state to investigate and submit the report to the UP Board by January 30. Have ordered. The investigation has to clarify what was the reason for excluding government and aided colleges from the central list.
Answer sought from DIOS of all four districts
On the orders of Director of Education (Secondary) Dr. Mahendra Dev, Deputy Education Director of Prayagraj Division has started investigation. He has written a letter to the District School Inspectors of the four districts of the division asking them to provide information in this regard. He has asked what was the reason for excluding government and aided colleges from the central list. He has also asked for a letter from DIOS regarding the minutes of the district committee and the report along with the recommendation of the DM.