Recently the results of Uttar Pradesh 10th board exams were released and Alok Misra scored 93.5 per cent and stood as on of the toppers of the state. Along with getting a good score in the exam, he also received appreciation from the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. He was called to Lucknow on May 29 for a felicitation function and given a cheque of Rs 1 lakh by the chief minister. He felt quite happy on receiving appreciation asset from the CM of the state. However, his happiness did not last for a long time.
His excitement turned into disappointment in no time when the cheque presented to him by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath bounced and he was also made to pay the penalty for it. Alok Misra, the seventh rank holder in the Class 10 exams of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB), was called to Lucknow on May 29 for felicitation function on securing 93.5 per cent marks in the exams and was given a cheque of RS. 1 lakh by Yogi Adityanath.
His father deposited the cheque in a bank in Lucknow on June 5 and was subsequently informed that it had bounced due to a mismatch of signatures. He was also made to pay the penalty for it. The cheque presented to the student had the signature of Raj Kumar Yadav, District Inspector of Schools, Barabanki.
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"I was very happy to receive the cheque from the chief minister...but came to know that it had bounced two days after it was deposited...it led to some disappointment," Alok, a student of Young Stream Inter College, said. When contacted, Yadav said the student was given another cheque and the matter resolved. No other student had come up with a similar complaint, he added.
Terming the matter "serious", District Magistrate Uday Bhanu Tripathi said action would be taken if any laxity was found. As the matter got resolved the student felt happy. This is the first time that such an incident took place. As the cheque was presented by Chief Minister and got bounced, it was taken as a matter of responsibility by the board and was resolved immediately.
This bouncing matter was only reported by one student and no other student reported the issue. It is good that the issue got resolved.