PMT answer scripts rechecked
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 16: Close on the heels of the cross checking of the answer scripts of the Schedule Tribe candidates at the Speaker's Chambers by the Health Minister and MLAs, the general candidates answer scripts were re-evaluated today evening.

Earlier in the day during the morning session of the Assembly Health Minister Dr Chaltonlien Amo had assured that the answer scripts of the general category candidates would also be checked.

It may be noted that answer scripts of the Tribal candidates were cross checked again at the Speaker's chamber following a motion raised in the Assembly by the Opposition MLAs alleging irregularities in the selection of Tribal candidates in the recent MBBS/BDS entrance test.

The Health Minister informed that answer scripts of seven candidates whose marks differed in the tabulation sheets before and after the scrutiny were discovered during the re-evaluation and added that out of these, the mark calculation of two answer scripts were found to be incorrect.

Even though some discrepancies were found during the inquiry, it did not affect the selection of the candidates, asserted the Minister and added that the mistakes were not intentionally committed to insert or omit some candidates in the selection list.

Opposition MLAs O Joy and BD Behring who attended the cross checking programme agreed with Health Minister's statement that mistakes were not intentionally committed.

O Joy however strongly pressed for re-evaluation of all answer scripts of general candidates who had scored' more than 210 marks.

On the other hand MLA Ibomcha strongly expressed his desire for re-evaluation of all the candidates instead of concentrating on only on the candidates who have secured above 210 marks.

Speaker also passed a ruling asking for re-evaluation of the answer scripts of the general candidates who have secured more than 210 marks today itself.

Highlighting on the procedures for the declaration of the Medical entrance exams, O Joy expressed that the authorities concerned, should be transparent while declaring the Medical exams results keeping in view the directives of the Supreme Court.

Elaborating on cases where two candidates’ total marks are tied, BD Behring stated that it is the duty of the authorities concerned to make all the candidates aware that the candidate who scores more marks in Biology would be ranked higher than the second candidate.