One mistake by the Board of Secondary Education of Madhya Pradesh state has become the reason for big trouble for a student.
Ghanshyam Choudhary, a resident of Ujjain, passed his high school examination in 2013 from the Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh. Ghanshyam’s date of birth is July 31, 1997, however, in the marksheet-cum-certificate issued by state board, his date of birth is mentioned as 31.11.1997. Even in figures, his date of birth is written ‘Thirty First November Nineteen Ninety Seven’.
It is interesting to note that the month of November does not even have 31 days but the department does not seem to have paid attention to this basic fact.
Due to the wrong month mentioned by Madhya Pradesh Board, Ghanshyam Choudhary is unable to register online for college admissions. When he tries to enter his date of birth as November 31, 1997 (as mentioned in his class 10 marksheet), the computer refuses the entry.
Ghanshyam Choudhary completed his elementary education (Class 8) from Vidya Sagar School, Badnagar, Ujjain. In the scholar register of the school, his actual date of birth, is registered. Hemant Deshmukh, the principal of the school has also verified Ghanshyam’s date of birth as July 31, 1997.
When the student wrote a letter to the Education Board for correction in his date of birth, the authorities did not take any action.
Jagran quotes Ghanshyam saying,
When I went to Bhopal to get my date of birth rectified, the authorities did not pay attention to my request first. Then I met the secretary who asked me to bring TC (Transfer Certificate) of class 5 and class 8 for rectification of the mistake.
It is depressing to see the careless attitude of authorities towards the important details in the documents issued by them. The fact that they cannot even be convinced to rectify their own mistake and demand several other documents and formalities for the same is even worse!