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Paper leak fiasco: Penalty for accused headmaster to be announced today

Kolkata: The president of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Sunday submitted a report to state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, on the alleged leak of question paper from a school at Maynaguri in Jalpaiguri.
Board president Kalyanmoy Ganguly paid a visit to the Naktala residence of Chatterjee and discussed about what punitive measures can be taken against the accused headmaster Haridayal Roy, who had allegedly opened the seal of the papers much before the scheduled time.
It may be mentioned that Chatterjee had summoned the Board president at his office in Bikash Bhavan on Monday, to discuss about the issue. But Ganguly met the minister a day earlier, having already prepared the report on what has actually happened.
Though the minister and the Board president were tight-lipped about the meeting, a source in the department revealed that the punishment for Roy is expected to be announced on Monday. Roy, the headmaster of Maynaguri Subhasnagar High School in Jalpaiguri and seven other officials, appeared before the Board for a hearing in this regard on Friday.
After the marathon hearing that spanned nearly 5 hours, Ganguly had said, "We have recorded the statement of all those who appeared in the hearing and we are happy to announce that we are satisfied with the entire hearing process. No one needs to be questioned further. We will examine the statement of all and will announce our final decision next week."
Ganguly, however, refused to share anything about the outcome of the hearing, but reinstated that punishment will be meted out as per rules of WBBSE for such acts, if the headmaster is found guilty.
Roy had allegedly opened the question paper set before time and had made question papers of more than one subject available to the first boy of the school, before the start of examination.
The state Education minister had condemned the incident and had said that if the accused teacher is found guilty, then the Shisksha Ratna award conferred upon him will be taken back.

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