Hundreds of students in Delhi are protesting against the alleged paper leak in SSC Combined Graduate-Level (CGL) Tier II examination.
Hundreds of students in Delhi are protesting against the alleged paper leak in SSC Combined Graduate-Level (CGL) Tier II examination. The protesting students on Saturday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP’s state unit chief Manoj Tiwary. Also, the protest compelled authorities to shut the JLN Metro station. Reacting over the furore, SSC chairman issued an official statement, saying he had met protestors.
As per the statement, the students were advised by the authorities to provide concrete evidence in support of their allegations. Meanwhile, CM Kejriwal has backed students’ demand for a CBI probe.
The examination was conducted between February 17- February 21. Some of the students allege that those involved in the scam have leaked the question paper on Facebook. Soon, the exams were postponed as some of the images of the question papers with answers started going viral on social media.
Taking note of the development, the board canceled the exam after it was confirmed that question paper was leaked. Apart from this, some students have alleged that candidates were allowed to take exams from remote locations, where they were allowed the use of cellphones. Later, the SSC announced that the exam will be re-conducted on March 9.
In an official communication, SSC said that a few screenshots in the afternoon of 23.2.2018 of quantitative ability (paper-1) have been received. It added that snapshots are being circulated after about 48 hours of completion of the CGLE (Tier-II) Examination and appear to be manipulated and would have no significance on the sanctity of the examination.
“Earlier also, at around 10.15 am on 21.2.2018, the commission received an information that some of the answer keys of paper I, to be held wef 10.30 am on that day of the examination, were being circulated on the social media/e-mails. The commission investigated into the matter and found that the claims were absolutely bogus and baseless,” the SSC said.
Learning about the developments, thousands of SSC aspirants gathered at the SSC office in CGO complex and started protesting. The protest is on since February 21, where the students have demanded a CBI probe into the matter. The SSC has shown its willingness to form an SIT. However, the students have raised questions on the impartiality of the probe as it will be carried out by SSC official themselves.