Tripura: Open Schooling agent facing wrath of teachers

Agartala, Nov 28, 2020, ENEWSTIME Desk

An NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) agent purportedly fled away from Udaipur in Tripura after cheating hundreds of teachers in the pretext of guaranteed increase in marks in senior secondary exams – this exam is a mandatory performance improvement test as per the NTCE guidelines.  


The agent learnt to have charged a hefty amount from the teachers in lieu of the increased marks that he was supposed to deliver in their mark sheets. But, as soon as the results were published after the exams, a sizable number of teachers could not secure the desired marks. As a result, resentment began to brew.


Sources alleged, after repeated attempts, the aggrieved teachers could not find the agent in his office and he reportedly switched his phone off since the results were published. Sources further claimed, the teachers are also preparing to file a legal suit against the ‘fraudulent’ NIOS agent who assured them guaranteed increase marks.


According to the teachers, the fraudulent agent identified as Jiban Das opened his office at Udaipur three years ago. He hailed from Santirbazar Garo colony area. The teachers from various government and private, as per the new government rules, got themselves enrolled with the open schooling platform he was representing.


Moreover, out of good faith they gave him Rs 40 to 50 thousand for assured increase in the marks. On this, the teachers argued, they wanted a guaranteed increase as most of them did not have enough time to invest in studies. But, surprisingly, when the results were published, hundreds of the teachers could not secure the desired marks and when they grouped together to find Jiban, they found he had left the town.


However, no FIRs had been registered against Jiban so far, but the teachers were contemplating taking legal actions against him.