TADEPALLI JANARDHANA RAO BEING MINOR Vs. SECRETARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANDHRA STATE KURNOOL
HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
TADEPALLI JANARDHANA RAO BEING MINOR BY FATHER AND GUARDIAN RAMA RAO
SECRETARY, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ANDHRA STATE, KURNOOL
Referred Judgements :-
DIPA PAL V. UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
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(1.)This is a petition under Article 226 of the Constitution for issuing
a writ in the nature of mandamus or any other appropriate writ directing the Secretary,
Education Department, Government of Andhra State, Kurnool, and the
Headmaster, Telaprolu, Krishna District, to forbear from giving effect to the order
dated 16th December, 1954 in R.C. No. 54/9 B.M./54 of the Deputy Commissioner
for Government Examinations, Andhra State.
(2.)The petitioner, a student in Form No. VI in the Board High School, Telaprolu,
appeared for the Secondary School Leaving certificate Examination held in March
1954, conducted by the Commissioner for Government Examinations, Andhra
State. His register number at the said examination was 19158. His examination
centre was the Board High School, Telaprolu, Krishna District.
It appears that one of the Assistant Superintendents of the examination centre
made a report to the District Educational Officer, Krishna (West), to the effect
that at the examination held at Telaprolu widespread copying took place and slips
of paper containing hints or answers to the questions were thrown near the examination
hall. On the receipt of this report, the examiners were requested to scrutinise the scripts
of all the candidates who appeared at the Telaprolu centre and to
report whether there were any malpractices. As a result of the scrutiny by the
examiners, 62 cases of malpractice were reported, the petitioner's case being one
(3.)In R.C. No. 54/B.M., dated 4th June, 1954 the Headmaster of the Board High
School, Telaprolu, who was the Chief Superintendent of the Examination, was
asked to obtain and submit the explanation of the several candidates who had
been suspected, including the petitioner. The Headmaster obtained a written
explanation of the petitioner and submitted the same to the Commissioner for
Government Examinations on 21st June, 1954. After the receipt of the said
explanation, the case of the petitioner and other similar cases were submitted to the
Malpractices Committee, which made an investigation and decided to cancel the
result of the petitioner, and accordingly action was taken against the petitioner
and his result was duly cancelled.
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