Patna High Court Asks Bihar Board to Pay Rs 5 Lakh Fine For ‘Flunking’ Class X Student
Patna, Oct 19: The Patna High Court on Wednesday asked the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh for flunking a meritorious girl in 2017 Class X exam. The High Court’s decision came on a writ petition filed by a student.
Reportedly, the student, Priyanka Singh, had answered questions correctly yet she was awarded poor marks by the Bihar Board due to negligence. As per reports, Singh was shown to have scored nine out of 100 in Sanskrit and 29 out of 80 in Science.
According to a report in The Times of India, the court has asked the girl to deposit Rs 40,000 if her claims were found to be untrue after re-evaluation however, after the re-evaluation by the BSEB it was found that Singh had scored 80 in Sanskrit and 61 in Science. After the negligence came in light, the BSEB admitted that the answer sheets of the girl were not evaluated properly earlier.
The negligence on part of Bihar Board comes an year after state board Class XII Arts topper Ruby Rai was arrested by the SIT team in Patna. Rai came to limelight when a video of her, in which she described political science as a subject that deals with cooking, went viral. Earlier this year, Class XII Arts topper Ganesh Kumar was arrested on charge of forgery of documents.