NEW DELHI: BJP today appealed Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government to crack down on fake boards of secondary and senior secondary education in Delhi which are cheating gullible students and said such action is "important in view of Jitender Singh Tomar episode".
Former Law Minister of Delhi, Tomar, is under arrest in an alleged fake degree case.
"We demand Government to take action against a number of fake boards of secondary and senior secondary education functioning in Delhi, cheating thousands of gullible students with fake education system, examination and degrees.
"Action against such boards becomes all important in view of the case involving Tomar," opposition leader in Delhi legislative Assembly Vijender Gupta said.
"The University Grants Commission has listed a number of universities as fake but there is no authority which takes action against such boards conducting fake education system. Government must also publicise their fake status. The public in general must be warned against such boards," he demanded.
Gupta said that such boards are flaunting their status on websites with emblems and descriptions resembling to Central Board of Secondary Education.
These boards claim to provide certificates of secondary and senior secondary education and a number of innocent students get admission and go through examinations not knowing their actual status, he added.
"Despite spending precious time and money, students are left with nothing at the end but fake degree and marks sheet. When they realise the truth, it is too late to make amendments," the legislator said.
Naming two such boards, which Gupta said, claim to be working under guidelines of Centre's National Education Policy 1986 and Programme of Action, 1992, the MLA stated that the boards conduct final examination in theory and practical at the end of the session in March/April and supplementary examination in September/October.
"The board declares a student successful on scoring 33 per cent marks in each paper.
Tomar, an MLA from Trinagar, was arrested in the morning of June 9 following an investigation into the complaint by Bar Council of Delhi that he had obtained a fake law degree from a Bihar college.
An FIR was registered against Tomar on June 8 at Hauz Khas police station and he was booked for alleged offences of cheating, forgery, using forged documents as genuine, forgery with intent to cheat and criminal conspiracy.