Punjab Empowers Local Officials to Supervise Matric and Inter Exams in Punjab

punjab empowers local officials to supervise matric and inter exams in punjab

Punjab has made a significant decision regarding the supervision of annual exams in the Rawalpindi division. For the first time ever, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars, Gurudwaras, and Patwaris will take charge of overseeing Intermediate, FA, and FSC examinations.

In the past, teachers usually handled these responsibilities. However, due to concerns about integrity and fairness, the Punjab government has opted for a change. The move aims to combat illegal activities like the “booty mafia” interfering with the exams.

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The decision has sparked some controversy, especially from teachers’ organizations. The Punjab Teachers Union, Punjab SES Teachers Association, and Educators Association have expressed worries about this new arrangement.

Leaders like Muhammad Shafiq Bhalwalia, Akhian Gul, and Basharat Iqbal Raja have raised concerns about the involvement of Patwaris in examination centers. They fear that such interference might disrupt the process and undermine its credibility.

Overall, this decision marks a significant shift in how exams are supervised in Punjab, aiming to ensure fairness and integrity while addressing concerns about the existing system’s vulnerabilities.