Delhi High Court Notice to SSC Regarding Leakage of Question Paper of SSC CGL 2013

Delhi High Court has issued a show cause notice to Staff Selection Commission (SSC) regarding the leakage of question paper of SSC CGL 2013, which was conducted on 21 Ape 2013. It should be noted that Delhi Police had raided few places before the exam and a copy of the question paper was found in the possession of some anti-social elements.

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, issuing show cause notice to department of personnel and training and the SSC, asked them to file their responses by July 17.

Petitioner Nitant Trivedi, who had appeared for the SSC Combined Graduate Level examination (CGL) exam, alleged that the exam was held in April despite leakage of question papers.

He pleaded that instead of holding a fresh examination in the light of question papers leak from three different centres including Delhi, SSC went ahead and held the examination with the same question papers.

The CGL examination conducted by SSC, was held on April 21 for the recruitment of income tax inspectors, excise inspectors, sub-inspectors in Central Bureau of Investigation, preventive officers, custom examiners, assistants in various ministries and others.

Advocates N.K. Jha and Rahul Saini, appearing for Trivedi, pleaded with the court to cancel the exam which was leaked and hold fresh examination.

The plea said that Crime Branch of Delhi police had arrested 9 people, including a policeman, in connection with the paper leak case on April 20 but the examination went ahead on all India basis on April 21 and the result is yet to be out.

The court, meanwhile, rejected the petitioner’s contention to stay the result saying the entire result would be subject to the outcome of this petition.

Source: Business Standard, 17 June 2013