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Original records of B.Ed session 2003 missing: Agra varsity

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The Times Of India
21st October, 2019 04:00 IST

Agra: Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University, which has often been in the news in connection with fake marksheet scams, has now acknowledged that original records (charts) of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) for 2002-03 academic session are missing. The university administration is now going to register an FIR.

The matter can be traced back to 2011, when the then vice-chancellor, Prabhas Diwedi, had ordered a forensic examination of the original records of academic sessions of 2003, ’05, ’08 and ’09. According to the forensic examination report, “the cover of 2003 records seem very old but the inside pages are new. It seems that new pages were inserted and bound inside the old cover”.

The report said the “new pages” in the chart did not bear any signature on them. And therefore their authenticity is suspect.

According to the sources, the varsity officials tried to find the original charts but could not. Besides, the university administration has not been able to identify staffers who had handled the records of that period.

As a result of the missing records, the university administration has not been able to address applications for degree certificate and verify marksheets of the B.Ed students who had passed out in 2003. Many of these former students have been making the rounds at varsity offices for the past several years for their certificates and marksheets. Some are also facing the prospect of losing their jobs as they have not been able furnish their university documents to their employers.

According to university registrar KN Singh, “The original records of B.Ed session 2003 are missing. Soon, the matter will be placed before the examination committee. After this, we will be filing an FIR for proper investigation of the matter. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty of malpractices.”

A case in point is that of Sunita (who goes by her first name), a 2003 B.Ed passout. In in 2017, she got a job in the educational department in Delhi. She was asked to submit here degree certificate within 15 days. But university administration is yet to provide her with the necessary documents much delay. Later, she was removed from her job.

Sunita move a petition in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for directions to the university administration to provide her degree certificate. But till date, the university administration has not prepared the degree certificate. Following this, the CAT directed the education department to reinstate Sunita.

Later, the education department moved to Delhi High Court against orders of her re-appointment. In the regard, high court had summoned Agra varsity registrar KN Singh on October 17. He had to admit before court about the missing records.

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