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SSC decides to recommend CBI probe into paper leaks

SSC decides to recommend CBI probe into paper leaks SSC decides to recommend CBI probe into paper leaks
Melissa Porter | 04 March, 2018, 21:36

From 27, February the students have been protesting outside the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) office at CGO complex in Lodhi Road. Lakhs of aspirants take various examination held by the commission. The commission later said that this exam will be re-conducted on March 9, 2018. This prompted the SSC board to release the statement, "The commission has received a few screenshots in the afternoon of 23.2.2018 of quantitative ability (paper-1) apparently taken on 21.2.2018 at around 12.30 pm belonging to a candidate namely Sachin Chouhan (roll number 2201281955). Given such stringent security arrangements, how screenshots of the question paper went viral", said an M.Sc. student who appeared for the exam.

On 24 February 2018, SSC made a decision to re conduct paper 1 exam for all the candidates who had appeared for the said paper on 21 February.

Surjewala urged the government to accept the youths' demand for a CBI probe instead of accepting the SSC chairman's suggestion to hold an SIT (special investigation team) by own staff that will only pull a curtain on the corruption.

Anna Hazare on Sunday met the students protesting against the paper leak of the combined graduate level exam.

Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said the government should immediately agree to all the demands of the agitating students and order a CBI probe into the paper leak. Surjewala said the question paper was again leaked when the examination took place on February 21 and so the students are justified to demand the entire examination de novo.

On 28 February 2018, the Commission cited the protest to be "instigated by coaching institutes with vested interests, ' and allowed candidates time till evening to present their case". 'The Commission agreed for recommending to the Department of Personnel & Training to request the Government to conduct a CBI enquiry into the allegations of leakage of questions of Paper-I on 21.2.2018 and other related issues'.