SrinagarSecretary Incharge Board of School Education, Sub Office Magam has banned Kashmir Observer from the office and refuses to entertain public notices published in the newspaper by the students.
KO has been receiving frequent complaints from students that the in-charge BOSE Sub-Office Magam forces students to publish public notices in a particular newspaper only.
The latest victim of the said officers dictatorial and unlawful behaviour has been a student Aquib Rashid. Aquib had applied for duplicate copies of his 10th and 12th class marks sheets some time back. He approached the J&K BOSE Sub-Office Magam where he fulfilled the formalities. He was asked by the concerned officers to get a no objection notice published in any leading newspaper of the state.
Consequent to this he got the notice published in Kashmir Observer. But to his utter shock the Incharge Secretary refused to accept his form saying he has to only get notice published in a particular Urdu daily citing a directive from Secretary BOSE.
Not convinced by the said officers bizarre explanation, the distressed but alert student called Chairperson J&KBOSE Dr Veena Pandita. She flatly rejected the concerned officers contention saying no such order has been passed. She also directed student to call Director Academics J&K BOSE Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer. When Aquib called Dr Peer, he expressed surprise and assured the student that no such directive is there and any notice published in Kashmir Observer is acceptable.
Following this assurance the student entered the office of incharge secretary again at around 3 PM. However by now in charge secretary had locked her office and left for home.
In the meanwhile the higher authorities called Sub-Office Magam and due to their timely intervention Rashid’s form was finally accepted.
“I called the Chairman directly and got my matter resolved what will happen to the students who do not muster courage and call up top authorities, said Auqib.
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