Education board secretary suspended

DEHRA DUN JUNE 26. The Uttaranchal Government today suspended Chandra Singh Gwal, Secretary of Uttaranchal Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, as the results of the High School and Intermediate examinations were leaked and published in a regional newspaper even before they could be announced by the State Education Minister, Narender Singh Bhandari.

``The Education Secretary has been asked to identify all those officials who were responsible for making the results. They would be suspended soon and a thorough enquiry would be held into the episode,'' Mr Bhandari said while expressing surprise at the result CD being leaked despite a specific policy that the results would be announced by the Minister.

Girls emerged far ahead of boys in both High School and Intermediate exams.

The pass percentage for the High School is 42.47 with 52.66 per cent girls passing the exams as against 36.28 per cent boys making it to the next higher class.

The topper is Abhishek Kumar Singh of H. N. Inter College, Haldwani, who secured 87.5 per cent marks, followed by Deepika Sharma of S. B. M College, Jaspur, who got 86 per cent marks.

In Intermediate, the pass percentage is 66.1. Bhupendra Singh of G. I. C Raiwala, Dehra Dun, topped the list with 86.5 per cent, followed by Richa Khali of G. I. C Okhimath who secured 82.8 per cent marks.

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