New Delhi: In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh said there was no leakage of question papers of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Examination but the government has referred the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a free and fair probe to reiterate and reaffirm the faith of the candidates in the examination process.
“In view of some sporadic incidents of alleged cheating by some candidates at a few venues and subsequent agitation by a section of the candidates, the Commission in order to reiterate and reaffirm the faith of the candidates in the examination process recommended for an impartial enquiry by CBI,’ he said.
The Centre had informed the Supreme Court a few days ago that the CBI had registered a preliminary inquiry in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) paper leak case and is investigating the matter.
The petition, filed by advocate ML Sharma, had sought an investigation into the allegations of the leak of questions of the Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination 2018 held from 17 to 21 February. A bench of Justices RK Agrawal and AM Sapre on 12 March have sought a response from the Centre on the plea without issuing the notice.
The examination is an online test and is held to fill clerical posts in government offices.
Amid all the chaos and hullabaloo created due to the alleged paper leak of the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) Tier II, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has finally recommended a CBI probe into the same.
Thousands of candidates have been protesting outside the SSC office at Lodhi Road, New Delhi since 27 February and were demanding a CBI inquiry into the paper leak issue.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has now finally given its consent for a CBI probe into the alleged CGLE Tier II paper leak. The government has also agreed to a CBI inquiry into the alleged SSC question paper leak.