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Postal dept puts paid to tribal boy's IIT dreams

September 09, 2006 20:53 IST

An alleged postal delay has shattered the dream of Balaram Tudu, a tribal boy from Orissa, who toiled for one year to get into one of the country's premier engineering institutions, the Indian Institute of Technology.

Balaram, who belongs to Mayurbhanj district that is dominated by tribal people, has alleged that he did not receive his counseling letter due to the postal department's callousness.

By the time the tribal boy, who secured the 83rd rank in the Scheduled Tribes category in the all-India entrance examination, received his rank card on August 17, the counseling process was over.

"When I inquired about my admission in IIT Kharagpur, the officials told me that the postal department had received the letter much earlier. They produced receipt of signature of the post office," he said.

However, a postal department official said the post peon found Balaram absent when he had gone to deliver the speed post letter at Balaram's house.

The student has lodged an official complaint.



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Number of User Comments: 6




Sub: its shame that such indifference

THe COncern needs to be penalized by ripping their job...The Boy from a bacward community could have made it but for the ignorance or a ...


Posted by dev





Sub: Why can't they accept him?

Knowing all the sequence of events, why can't IIT admit this eligible student? I think our institutions must also work for upliftment of our society ...


Posted by Santha





Sub: ....it reminded me one of the worst day in my life...

It was August2002 when the results of Madhaya Pradesh Public Commission's written exam for Assistant Professor was published.The exam was held in 2001 when I ...


Posted by Pradip K. Srivastava





Sub: postal delay

what should postal department should do when the person whom a post should be delivered is found abscent and delay being done by private courier ...


Posted by sudarshankumarsoni





Sub: dreams shattered

the boy should not be made to suffer because of reasons beyond his control. we have limited seats in premium colleges and the competition is ...


Posted by ramankhosla




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