A topper of Uttar Pradesh board exams was elated when he received a cheque from chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Soon, it turned into disappointment when the cheque bounced. Not only that, he had to pay a penalty for it.
Alok Misra, who ranked seventh in the Class 10 exams of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB), was invited to Lucknow on May 29 for a felicitation function and given a cheque of Rs 1 lakh by the chief minister for securing 93.5 per cent marks in the exams.
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. The cheque presented to the student had the signature of Raj Kumar Yadav, District Inspector of Schools. I was very happy to receive the cheque from the chief minister. Later, I came to know that it had bounced. 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 was resolved. No other student had come up with a similar complaint, he added.Terming the matter “serious”, District Magistrate Uday Bhanu Tripathi said he would take action.