Srinagar: The J&K State Board of School Education announced on Friday that examinations for Class 10 and 12 will be held in March next year and it will make adequate arrangements to conduct them in time.
Chairman of the Board, Dr Nutan Restura, told reporters that examinations for Class 10 in Kashmir valley and Jammu region will begin from March 14 and March 16 respectively. The Class 12 exams will start on March 3 in Jammu and March 2 in the Valley.
But these dates are tentative and the students will be informed about any change in the schedule the Board might deem necessary, he said.
“We will try that exams are held on these dates, but if changes are to be done we will inform them beforehand,” said Restura, while stating that the state Cabinet has to take a call on whether to retain the March exam session in future too.
According to Restura, the Board has asked the state administration to provide them with choppers to airlift exam papers to far off places.
“We are also trying to see if any pattern in the leakage of papers exists and whether it is a deliberate attempt by any person,” Restura said. The Board was committed to conducting fair examinations, he added.
Restura said the Board was short of staff and 77 posts had been lying vacant for the past two years.
“I cannot comment on to why these vacancies have not been filled yet. I have just joined the office, there could have been some reasons,” Restura said, adding that new admit cards would be issued to more than 6,000 candidates who have applied for these posts to speed up the recruitment process.
When asked about the controversy surrounding his appointment as the chairman, Restura said, “Since the matter is sub-judice one must abstain from commenting on it.”