Kathmandu, July 2 (RSS): Action has been taken against a controller of examinations at the Office of the Controller of Examinations, acting on the report submitted by an investigation committee constituted by the government to probe into the technical errors found in the results of the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE), the grade 10 final school examinations.
The official facing action is Ambika Prasad Regmi. He has been called back to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on deputation as a departmental action. Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel took this decision soon after the investigation committee submitted its report to the Ministry on Sunday.
Executive Director at the Curriculum Development Centre, Krishna Prasad Kapri, has been designated as the Controller of Examinations until further arrangement, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology stated.
"Further action would be taken after studying into the report in more detail. For now, the examination controller has been called back to the Ministry," Minister Pokharel said talking to the National News Agency, RSS.
The Ministry has not made the report public yet and it is not known whether or not other employees at the Office of the Controller of Examinations above or below the rank of the examination controller will be facing action. The Ministry has also not specifically made it clear if the action of calling back Regmi to the Ministry was a departmental action against him or only his transfer.
The Ministry had on June 25 constituted a three-member investigation committee headed by Dr Tulasi Prasad Thapaliya, administrative officer with the Teachers Service Commission, to investigate into the technical errors seen in the SEE results which the Office of the Controller of Examinations published on June 23.