Puducherry: Education officials in Tamil Nadu
have filed a complaint against Puducherry Education Minister
PML Kalyanasundram for allegedly using a proxy to write his
SSLC exam in that state recently.
"A complaint was filed today with the Crime Branch in
Villupuram by the district chief educational officer against
Kalyanasundaram and two others after a high-level committee
constituted to go into the charge found a prima facie case
against him," Tamil Nadu School Education Minister C V
Shanmugham told reporters here.
Besides Kalayanasundram, the other two brought under the
scanner are a school teacher in Tindivanam and an education
department officer in the district for their alleged
complicity in the episode, he said.
Meanwhile, Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy met
Kalyanasundaram to discuss the issue.
Kalyanasundram had rubbished the charge as `politically
motivated` and said he was ready to face any probe.
He claimed he had appeared for the exam on September 29,
but could not write it the next day as he had to attend an
Kalyanasundaram had first appeared for SSLC exam in 1991
and passed in three of five subjects, except Science and
Social Sciences. He applied for the supplementary exam held on
Sept 29 and 30 stating his centre of preference as Tindivanam,
close to Puducherry.
The Union Territory does not have a separate education
board and follows the syllabus of Tamil Nadu state board.