Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The State government appears to hush up the SSC examination paper leak from an institution that belongs to Minister for Municipal Administration P.Narayana’s family was trying to blame it on an employee-an invigilator’, alleged Leader of the Opposition Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Jagan staged a walkout from the House of Assembly to register protest against not being permitted to speak on the matter said that the government had refused to admit a mistake had happened until the matter was highlighted by the party in the Assembly. According to a report filed by the Director of Examination, Jagan said ‘The DEO, Nellore has informed that question paper was sent through WhatsApp from centre no.4238, Narayana H.S., Nellore. He has initiatited a disciplinary action against the Chief Superintendent, department officer and invigilator. An inquiry is being conducted in the matter and an FIR was filed’.
YSRCP tried to present the daily status report in the Assembly but was not allowed to Chief Minister order CBI to inquire into such mistakes in the past and Ministers resigned accepting responsibility, said Jagan.
‘It is a malpractice but not paper leak’, says Chandrababu Naidu
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said that SSC question paper was actually examination malpractice and made a categorical statement that those responsible for it would not be spared under any circumstances. He said that a screen shot of a question paper (science) captured by a boy supplying water in an examination centre in Narayana High School at Dhanalakshmipuram in Nellore district was circulated. A report from Saakshi had brought the issue to the notice of the DEO through a WhatsApp message. The inquiry would include this conspiracy angle too. Chandrababu said that the question papers were opened at around 9.25am and interestingly, the Saakshi report sent the image to the DEO at 10.25 am. We need to see if it is just a coincidence or there’s more to it than what meet the eye. He said that the incident happened on March 25 and within no time officials swung into action and identified the origin of the problem. ‘We are also trying to see if the whole exercise meant to bring disrepute to the Institution’, he said. Based on the preliminary inquiry, the invigilator, Mahesh, a Telugu pundit was suspended and the chief superintendent of the centre was also removed from duty. The case was referred to the SP and a report sent to the Director of School Education.