Adnan’s Suicide: Govt Orders ‘Compulsorily’ Retirement Of ‘Deadwood’ Examiner

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SRINAGAR — The inquiry committee probing the suicide of an engineering student, who ended his life after being erroneously declared failed, has recommended compulsory retirement of the teacher who evaluated the student’s Physics paper. 

“The inquiry committee has submitted its report within a week. As the teacher, Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, belongs to Education Department, we have recommended that he be declared ‘deadwood’ and be given compulsory retirement from service,” said Technical Education Minister Imran Reza Ansari.

Tiploo, senior lecturer at Government Higher Secondary School, Jawahar Nagar, had evaluated the Physics answer paper of Adnan Hilal son of Hilal Ahmad Gilkar of Hyderpora and had declared him fail. The lecturer had given Adnan only 28 out of 100 marks.

After seeing his result, Adnan committed suicide.

However, after revaluation of the answer paper, Adnan was declared to have scored 48 marks in a total pass percentage of 70.04 %.

“The original answer booklet of Physics paper was also reassessed by the enquiry officer through a subject expert who said that Adnan has scored 50 marks out of 100,” he said.

The minister also directed his department to take action against the officers of the State Board of Technical Education (SBOTE) for negligence of duties.

“The overall supervision of the evaluation was the responsibility of the board officers,” the minister said, adding action as per rules will be taken against them.

The minister has also ordered to study the present evaluation system being followed in SBOTE for improving it.

Father Wants Criminal Cases Against All Officials

Muhammad Ashraf, whose Engineering student committed suicide after Start Board of Technical Education wrongfully declared him unsuccessful in his Physics subject Tuesday said that only a lecturer can’t be involved in this folly but there are many more against whom action should be initiated.

Pertinently, the State Government on Tuesday declared the examiner responsible for the wrong evaluation of the Adnan’s subject as “deadwood” and ordered his “compulsorily” retirement.

“The Examiner whom the Government has declared as ‘deadwood’ not only lacked experience but is also specialized in non-technical subjects. I want to know who assigned him the evaluation job of a technical subject. That man must be booked as well,” the father of the student told CNS.

He said that Government is shrugging off from its responsibility by punishing a single person. “Why can’t the Government book all the official’s involved in the process. To declare the Examiner a ‘deadwood’ is not enough, the government must initiate action against all the officials and the Board itself should register criminal and murder cases against all the guilty officials,” he said.

The father of the deceased student said that it is astonishing that even after the  revaluation of the answer paper of his son Adnan, it was claimed by the Board that he had scored 48 marks with a total pass percentage of 70.04 % marks, while after reassessing the said paper, the subject expert said that Adnan has scored 50 marks out of 100. It means even reevaluation process was not up to the mark. I fail to understand what to do and whom to trust,” Muhammad Ashraf said adding that there is a dire need to improve the evaluation system in the Technical Education.

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