CBSE paper leak: Javadekar promises leak-proof system

ANI | Updated: Mar 28, 2018 19:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decided to conduct a re-examination for the Class X Maths and Class XII Economics papers amid reports of the paper leak, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that a new system would be put in place to ensure no leaks take place.

"Some parts of the paper were leaked on WhatsApp and we have made police complaint regarding it. An investigation is underway and strict action will be taken. We have also decided to tighten security for the time when papers are being distributed," Javadekar said in a press conference here.

"The examinations are conducted across the country but this has been reported only from a few schools in Delhi. Cabinet has approved for National Testing Agency (NTA) to come into effect from next year to ensure leak-proof examination," Javadekar added.

Meanwhile, the Joint Commissioner of Police-Crime and Special Commissioner of Police-Crime have conducted a meeting with Delhi Commissioner of Police (DCP) over the CBSE Class X and XII paper leak issue.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly spoke to Javadekar and conveyed his unhappiness over the issue. According to sources, the Prime Minister also asked for strict action.

Earlier in the day, the CBSE decided to conduct a re-examination for the Class X Maths and Class XII Economics papers over the same issue.

On March 26, Class XII CBSE students were left appalled following the rumours of their Economics paper being leaked on social media hours before the examination.

However, the board denied any leak.

A similar incident occurred on March 15 when several students had received copies of CBSE Accountancy paper on WhatsApp, hours before their exam. The matter came to light after Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia received a copy of the "leaked" paper.

Exams for both Class X and Class XII began from March 5 and over 28 lakh students are appearing for the same.

CBSE students appeared for the Class 10 Mathematics paper on Wednesday, while the Class 12 Economics exam was held on March 26. (ANI)

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