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Odisha Minister Orders Enquiry Into Uniform Exam Lapses

04 November 2019

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash today ordered a departmental enquiry into the lapses leading to shortage of question papers during uniform half-yearly exams.

The Minister has asked the departmental secretary to submit a report within 15 days.

"I have ordered for an enquiry to find out why such dislocation happened and to see to it that such dislocation doesn't happen in the future. The department has been asked to submit a report within 15 days," informed Dash to reporters here.

The Minister while admitting the lapse said that 35 lakh question papers were printed and out of that 30 lakh could be distributed.

He said that for the first time uniform half-yearly exams are being conducted across the State and added that apart from the teething troubles in the initial one or two days, the exams are being conducted smoothly.

A high-level committee headed by departmental Secretary Chitra Arumugam will be conducting the enquiry into the lapses.

Samir Ranjan Dash, Minister, School and Mass Education, Odisha