PSEB Result 2017: Balbir Singh Dhol, the Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) resigned from his post on Thursday. This move by the now ex-chairman took place after a raid was conducted at the PSEB headquarters and at Balbir Singh Dhol’s residence on Wednesday by the Vigilance Bureau (VB). While answering questions about his resignation, Dhol said that he resigned on his own wish, as quoted by Indian Express, he further added that he was not under pressure but the manner in which the Vigilance Bureau took the documents that were related to his appointment from his office was part of the pressure, according to the report. As per a press release by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), Dhol was asked to resign by CM Captain Amarinder Singh after Punjab board examination results turned out to be poor.
According to another release by the CMO that was issued later in the evening, Dhol was asked to resign as he failed to meet the due diligence standards of appointment. Balbir Singh Dhol said, “Later in the evening, I came to know that the government had said that I was asked to resign due to the poor results. I want to clarify here that PSEB has nothing to do with the results, it is entirely the responsibility of the education department, before releasing the results, I had got it approved by the education minister,” as quoted in the report.
The earlier press release that stated ‘poor results’ as the resign behind Dhol’s resignation was issued by the CMO at 5.07 PM while the other press not saying that he failed to meet his due ‘diligence standards of appointment’ was issued at 5.30 PM. According to PSEB sources, the Vigilance Bureau team raided Dhol’s office on Wednesday following which he sent his resignation later in the evening on the same date. The resignation was accepted by CM Amarinder Singh on Thursday.