Guwahati, November 1: The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education(WBBSE) has found around 9000 applicants from Assam issuing for duplicate admit cards for the secondary exam held before 1973.
This has been stated by the WBBSE president Kalyanmoy Ganguly.
As per media reports, the applicants were residing in Tripura before 1973. As there were no secondary school education board in the northeast at that time, the schools were affiliated to Bengal school board.
As per the WBBSE president, the board had issued and despatched admit cards to as many as 6,000 applicants who hailed from Tripura and later migrated to Assam and passed their examination under the West Bengal board before 1973.
While speaking about the other applications, Ganguly further informed that they are screening the remaining applications on a war footing.
It may be mentioned that the admit card of the board examination is considered an important document as the date of birth for a candidate.
On being asked whether the developments have been linked with the alleged exclusion of the names of people from the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the latter denied to comment.
The names of the excluded 40 lakh from the complete draft of NRC has already triggered a wise spread controversy across the state.