Question number 2 has an advertisement in the form of a reference picture which states that the Punjab government has doubled the social security pension for old age, widows and destitute women, orphans and disabled.
Punjab government’s advertisement has been seen in the practice question paper prepared for the National Achievement Survey examination to improve the standard of school education. According to the information, practice question papers for class 5 students have been sent to government primary school teachers, in which there is a big advertisement of the state government on social security pension increase, below which there are questions related to the advertisement.
When the concerned officer Manmeet Grewal, Assistant Project Coordinator of ‘Padho Punjab’ Ludhiana district was asked about this, he said that the NAS practice papers have been received from the state head office at Mohali and the same question paper was received by all the teachers across the state. has been sent to. He said that these question papers are not prepared at the district level, they have been prepared at the head office in Mohali. We have just sent it to the teachers”.
It may be noted that in the question paper, question number 2 has an advertisement in the form of a reference picture which states that the Punjab government has doubled the social security pension for old age, widows and destitute women, orphaned children and disabled. This is followed by multiple choice questions “What is the above advertisement about?” and “When was the enhanced Social Security pension distribution introduced?” The teachers said that they have been instructed to make the printout of this question paper available to the students on Monday.
A senior teacher from the Democratic Teachers Front (DTF) said: “The elections are here and now the Punjab government is trying to publicize its schemes through question papers… Question papers of school children should not become the medium of campaigning. Let us tell you that the assembly elections are going to be held in Punjab next year.