Strongly criticizing the government for its callousness and gross incompetence, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti, Sunday, expressed her anguish over the leakage of Biology paper in the Common Entrance Test (CET-2013) conducted by the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) on Saturday.
“The paper leakage, at some examination centres, shows how casually things, which have direct bearing on the future of our children, are being taken here,” she observed and added such unjustified acts only result into the loss of faith in the system. “This government is playing with the future of our youngsters and has been able to do no good to them on any score,” she said. She said the costly ‘error’ in entrance test conducted by the government was only the latest in a series of brazen frauds attributed to the process over the past few years.
The government, by its own acts, has destroyed and brought to naught every institution which was crucial to the growth and development of the nation, she blamed. “BOPEE is an important institution through which cream of our society is selected to study medicine, engineering etc.,” she said adding casual and unprofessional approach of handling things was unacceptable. The reckless attitude would further the disillusionment among the young lot, who have already faced the brunt of uncertain times and atrocious government policies, she added.
PDP president questioned, “What sort of message was being given to the youth, who put in huge toil and sweat to appear in this prestigious examination?” This was not happening first time; in past too papers have been leaked, she said and added this was the height of dereliction of duties which not only has given rise to the apprehensions, but has put students to huge stress and confusion, she observed.
Expressing reservations about government’s ability to improve the system Mehbooba stern action against the erring officials and others involved in creating this mess would have been initiated anywhere else. “But in J&K every crime committed by its ministers and officials goes unpunished as reflected in education sector itself where a VIP son was caught copying and no action taken. The government has lost moral authority to enforce discipline as it has lost the grip on administration,” she added.