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Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Mr. Farooq said Mr. Yadav's son, Sai Kiran, had applied for revaluation of scripts but he was awarded one additional mark in the second year physics paper. And he did not apply for admission into BITS-Pilani as alleged. He said Mr. Venkat Rao's son was not connected to the issue as he had completed his engineering and was preparing for Civil Services.
Admitting the irregularities, Mr. Farooq said some employees of the CMC Ltd., which provides the software and the necessary support for computerising mark sheets, had allegedly tampered with marks of 54 students from different parts of the State. These students acquired tampered reference marks sheets from the CMC. However, the Board of Intermediate Education issued certificates containing their original marks, according to which they had failed in the examination.
"The Board has not given them pass certificates and there is no way they can gain admission in any college based on the ready reference marks sheets given by the CMC. Even if they have joined some courses, their admission will not be valid without the original pass certificate given by the Board," he noted. The police had already filed a case and they are likely to submit a report on Friday. "A clear picture will emerge only after the police submit the report. Action will be taken against all those involved, including Board employees," he said.
Mr. Farooq said 3,980 candidates had applied for revaluation of scripts in the March 2003 examination, out of which marks of 2,694 students had been altered. Similarly, 3,907 students had applied for revaluation in the advanced supplementary examination, of which 2,367 students' marks had changed. The Minister, however, was not forthcoming on how many students had benefited in the revaluation of scripts. He was also not clear if the Board is ready to provide the scripts of some `benefited' students for verification of their genuineness. "The investigation by the ACB, the Vigilance Department and the police is yet to be completed. We will come out once the reports are filed," he said.
He said a committee, comprising Board officials, has been constituted to suggest whether the revaluation system should be continued or scrapped. The committee would give a report in a couple of weeks, he added.
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