MP Education Board sparks controversy over class X and XI results by 'caste'
The Madhya Pradesh Education Board on Wednesday sparked controversy over class X and XI results which was categorised based on "caste."
On May 14, MPBSE had declared the Class X and XII results on the basis of caste at the Chief Minister's house in the state capital where Chouhan had even awarded the toppers.
The official result kit, handed to reporters on May 14, reveals that successful examinees were segregated into four categories: OBC, SC, ST and General. The result sheet clearly mentions the line 'Vargvaar Niyamit' (in accordance with category).
The Opposition party, Congress and its newly appointed chief Kamal Nath was quick to label it a "caste-based" result system. Taking to Twitter, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) Kamal Nath said that the BJP was out to divide the state on caste lines. After writing their categories on the SC/ST candidates in Guna, the state government declared caste based results of class 10th and 12th.
MEanwhile, MPBSE chairman S R Mohanty, maintained that the segregation is meant to ease welfare benefits for students. "From the data, candidates will easily get benefits of various schemes," he said. Mohanty insisted that the MP board isn't the only one to declare results this way. "What does caste-based result system even mean... I don't understand.