Fallout of internet gag: Class X result now just SMS away
Srinagar, Jan 8:
Forget internet, class 10 result will now be just an SMS (Short Messaging
Services) away in Kashmir.
Thanks to Jammu
and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE), this year the result will be
sent to the candidates via SMS to overcome the roadblock created by internet
of Article 370, Kashmir has witnessed longest ever internet clampdown. One such
hurdle was created when the officials found it difficult to digitize the
results in absence of internet.
discussions JKBOSE decided to deliver the results through SMS.
“Before announcing results, we will issue a
notice through print and electronic media. A phone number will be given out on
which every student can message his/her enrollment number to get their results,”
Joint Secretary Secrecy, Arif Akhoon, told The Kashmir Monitor.
Besides, he said,
JKBOSE will upload results on their official website. “People who have access
to internet can get results from our website also,” he said.
Akhoon said that
more gazettes will be published this year and made available in every district
for the convenience of students .
at JKBOSE said that they have already completed the result procedure but due to
the unavailability of internet it could not be uploaded.
“Earlier we had
planned to publish results in newspapers, but the plan was not found feasible
since it would have occupied at least 30-50 pages. So we dropped the idea,” he
The official said that non-availability of
internet services has made declaration of result complicated process.
however has failed to cheer the students having either prepaid mobiles or
living in far flung areas. Around 65000
students from Kashmir appeared in the class 10th examination which commenced on
October 29 and culminated on November 16 last year.