BTE Issues Faulty Marks Cards, 200 Candidates Suffer

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SRINAGAR: What can be termed as a grave blunder on part of the Board of Technical Education, students who completed their diploma in Draftsmanship were awarded marks sheets of different subjects.  

Secretary Board of Technical Education admitted that mistake has occurred due to which students were facing a lot of inconvenience. “We assure students that Board will issue a revised certificate titling ‘to whom it may concern’ wherein it will be declared that holders of this certificate have qualified for the Draftsmanship course,” Secretary Board of Technical Education, Nazir Hussain said.

According to students they got admissions for Draftsmen/Civil/ Quantity Surveying diploma course in 2009. “When we completed our diploma during the year 2011, the marks cards that we obtained from the Board of Technical Education didn’t mention anything about Draftsmen and Civil and only it was mentioned that these students have been qualified for Quantity Surveying,” a student, Afshan Rafiq said adding that they have been wandering from pillar to post for last 2 years but no official from the Board was ready to admit their fault.

Another student Zahoor Ahmed said that he had applied for Draftsmen post in Service Selection Board but during interviews he was shown the door just because of his faulty marks cards. “We are at least 200 students and all are suffering because of such faulty marks cards. We are asked to submit these faulty marks certificates and even after submission, nothing is done and the matter remains unresolved,” he said.

When contacted, Minister of State for Technical Education, Vikar Rasool said that he will look into the matter. “I am busy in Assembly and once I will be in Srinagar, I will personally look into the matter,” Vikar assured.

Secretary Board of Technical Education, Nazir Hussain said that all this has happened because of carelessness of an officer during the time of filing of these marks cards. “We were mulling to issue new marks certificates in favour of these students but during an important meeting due to lack of consensus the idea was shelved. Now we have decided to issue a certificate titling ‘to whom it may concern’ wherein it will be declared that holders of this certificate shall be deemed for the qualification of Draftsmen Course,” he said.

Meanwhile Director Technical Education, S.C. Sawhney said that it is really a big mistake and he will anyhow deliver justice to students. “I was not having any information regarding this grave matter. Now you have informed and I assure all these students their matter will be sorted out within few days,” Director said. (CNS)

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