Telangana HC Allows Student, Named In Paper Leak Case, to Write TS SSC Supplementary Exams
A student from Warangal, who was accused of leaking a question paper and barred from appearing for two Class 10 board exams, has been granted relief by the Telangana High Court. On May 11, Justice Mummineni Sudheer Kumar directed the Director of Government Examinations and the Headmaster-cum-Chief Superintendent of Kamalapur Zilla Parishad High School to allow the student to pay for the examination fee for the Class 10 supplementary exams scheduled to be held in June. The court ordered the SSC Board to permit the student to write the exams and take the supplementary examination fee from him.
The student was reportedly appearing for the Hindi paper as part of his SSC examination on April 4 when an unidentified person barged into the exam hall at Kamalapur ZPHS and took pictures of the candidate’s question paper before escaping. When the student appeared for the English paper on April 6, he was accused of being involved in the leak of the Hindi question paper and was not allowed to write the test. He was also not permitted to appear for the examination held on April 8.
The student’s father moved to the Telangana High Court after his child was not allowed to appear for the annual exam. After hearing the petitioner’s counsel, the court allowed the student to appear for the remaining papers. However, the student was marked for malpractice after the release of the Telangana 10th board results. The father appeared before the court once again to allow his child to appear for the supplementary exams, and the court directed the Telangana education board to take the exam fee from the student. The next hearing in this case will be held on June 5.
The Telangana Board recently announced that SSC Advanced Supplementary Examinations will be held from June 14 to June 22, and the TS SSC result 2023 was declared on May 10, with an overall pass percentage of 86.60 per cent.