Govt Forms Committee to Stop Paper Leakages in School Exams

Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar
Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar

As the Indian government and law-enforcement agencies are holding an inquiry into the recent paper leak case, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) today constituted a Committee to examine the system of conducting Class X and Class XII examinations by the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) with a view to prevent leakages.

Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Retd. Secretary (Higher Education), MHRD will be the Chairperson of the 7-member Committee.

The terms of reference of the Committee are as under:

(a) To revisit all aspects related to the security checks built into the system for ensuring that the question papers reach the examinees without tampering.

(b) To examine and assess all areas of potential weakness in the present system of transporting question papers from the printing presses to the examinees.

(c) To suggest ways in which the system can be made more secure with the use of technology and minimization of human intervention.

[ दिल्ली के स्कूलों में शिक्षा का गिरता हुआ स्तर और उसमें सुधार का प्रयास ]

The other members of the committee include:

Pavnesh Kumar, Retd. Controller of Examination, CBSE and Former Secretary, UP Examination Board

Prof. J.S. Rajput, India representative on the executive board of the UNESCO former director, NCERT and former Chairman NCTE

Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Independent Director, IRCON & Former VC, SNDT Women’s University

Prof. Krishna Mohan Tripathy, Ex-Director of Education, UP And Chairman Board of High School & Intermediate Education, UP

Senior representative of DG, NIC

Joint Secretary (SE-II)

According to MHRD, the Committee will submit its report by 31.05.2018.

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