The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board has opened the edit window for the Class 10 and 12 students to make necessary changes in the details of the candidates. It is the second time that the board has opened the online window for the candidates to make the changes after the data collection in order to make sure that the students get an error-free mark sheet after the Class 10 and 12 results are declared. Candidates can make changes in the spellings and other records until February 25, 2020.
Board Secretary Neena Srivastava pointed out that on February 12, the school principals were asked to make sure that the names of the students appearing for the class10 and 12 board examinations along with their father’s and mother’s name are entered correctly along with a clear image of the candidate’s photograph. In case the photograph of the candidate is missing or there is a difference in the details provided by the students in Hindi and English the results of such candidates will be withheld and the principal of the school will be considered responsible for the same.
Officials from the board have stated that the arrangements are made in such a way that the board has proper details with correct spellings, especially in the Hindi language. The board is issuing the mark sheets for the students in Hindi as well after a long gap of 15 years which is as per the order from Allahabad High Court order based on a petition of Manish Dwivedi who approached the board after his name was misspelled in the mark sheets and certificates. When he consulted the board regarding the same they refused to make corrections forcing Dwivedi to take them to court.
The students of UP Board received their mark sheets in Hindi up until 2005 when the board first introduced the English language for printing the mark sheets and certificates. The board received several complaints regarding spelling errors in mark sheets and certificates after they began printing them in English.
With five days remaining for the UP board examinations to commence, the Board has taken up the task of opening a correction window for the students who need to make the final changes in the three names. Evidence will also have to be produced in cases of spelling changes and recommendations from the district inspector of schools are also mandatory.