CBSE to reconduct Class 12 Economics, Class 10 Maths examinations

This follows complaints of paper leaks; Delhi Police register two FIRs.

March 28, 2018 04:09 pm | Updated 10:05 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

The dates of fresh examinations shall be posted on the CBSE website, a release said. File

The dates of fresh examinations shall be posted on the CBSE website, a release said. File

The Class 12 Economics and Class 10 Maths examinations will be re-conducted and the dates will be announced within a week, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Wednesday.

The decision follows complaints of paper leaks.

The CBSE issued a notice with reference to the two papers: “The Board has taken cognisance of certain happenings in the conduct of examinations as are being reported. With the view to upholding the sanctity of the Board examinations and in the interest of fairness to the students, the Board has decided to re-conduct the examinations...,” it said.

It added, “Dates of fresh examinations shall be posted on the CBSE website within a week.”

Two FIRs

The Delhi Police on Wednesday registered two FIRs in the case relating to the leak of two question papers.

“We have registered two separate FIRs under IPC Section 420 [cheating] and 406 [criminal breach of trust]. The case has been transferred to the Crime Branch for further investigation,” Chief PRO of Delhi Police Deependra Pathak said.

Police said they received two separate complaints at the Madhu Vihar Police Station.

Cabinet nod for national testing agency

Nistula Hebbar reports:

Mr. Javadekar said the National Testing Agency, cleared by the Union Cabinet last year, would be operationalised soon to prevent a repeat of the leak of question papers in public examinations.

“I just want to tell the parents and children that it is extremely unfortunate that this incident happened,” he said.

“The Union Cabinet has already given the nod to a National Testing Agency to make sure that such incidents don’t take place in the future,” he said.

Addressing a press conference, Mr. Javadekar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called him after after news of the CBSE paper leak broke, and expressed his disappointment over the event. “PM Modi has always given a lot of importance to fair examinations,” Mr. Javadekar said.

He added that the government had asked a special team of the Delhi police to investigate the incident. “We are sure that whoever has done this will be caught soon. They have no right to play with the lives of children,” he said.

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