Lucknow: Ahead of Bihar’s ‘topper scams’ in the Bihar School Examination Board, Uttar Pradesh has taken vital step for their transparent education system. It has decided to release the answer sheet of UP toppers to public so that everything is cleared, why the student is at top.

“This step will ensure transparency and remove doubts over the evaluation process,” said deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, who is also the secondary education minister.

When it comes to certain government system, UP & Bihar are measured equally but this time it will be no more contradiction as UP has some different plan to promote its education and take it at a certain level where best amenities can be provided. Though there has been no controversy over any topper of the UP board, the initiative is being taken as a precautionary measure.

UP Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh (Secondary Teachers’ Association) will be uploading the answer sheets online. “We had been demanding respective governments to upload the copies of top rankers for almost a decade now but to no avail,” said UPMSS State secretary and spokesman, RP Mishra.

“Other students will draw inspiration from the toppers and also learn the presentation of answers. Second, transparency will be ensured and there will not be any chance of a Bihar like situation cropping up,” Mishra stated.

The answer sheets of State Board class X topper Tejaswi Devi, who scored 95.83% and Class XII topper Priyanshi Verma who obtained 96.20% will be available online. This year, Tejaswi scored 99 in three subjects – English, Hindi and Mathematics while Priyanshi got 98 in mathematics and physics.

In 2016, when Rubi Rai was declared the topper of class XII with humanities failed to pronounce her main subject properly while talking to media persons. So, there forms a cloud of doubt whether she actually deserve it or it is just an another scam.