Gujarat Global News Network, Gandhinagar
In a major relief to lakhs of students of class X CBSE today clarified that re-examination of Maths paper will be held only for Delhi, NCR and Haryana. The re-examination of economics paper for class XII will be conducted on April 25.
Anil Swarup, Secretary School Education in Union Human Resources Development Ministry, said the CBSE Class 10 mathematics question paper was leaked only in Delhi and Haryana as there was no evidence that it was a pan-India affair. “The leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in these states in July. A decision will be taken on this in the next 15 days,” Swarup told reporters. He said the Class 12 economics re-exam will be held on April 25.
The decision was taken in the interest of the children, Swarup added.
Swarup said police was probing into the leak was ongoing. Besides an intra-departmental probe has also been orered.
“Our immediate concern is for the children who have suffered and this decision is in that context. We will nail the person who did this,” the education secretary said.
There has been no leak outside India, hence no re-examination will be held outside the country, he said.
Earlier in the day, six students were detained by the police in Jharkhand’s Chatra district in connection to the papers leak. Police has also been cracking down, and questioned 45 people since yesterday, including the administrators of the 10 WhatsApp groups, coaching centre’s owner, 18 students and some tutors, about the leak.
The police also sought details of the examination centres, their superintendents and the contacts of banks where the papers were kept for safeguarding. The CBSE today furnished the details pertaining to both Delhi and Haryana to the officials in charge of the case.
In the complaint pertaining to the mathematics paper, the board has said that a day before the exam, its chairperson Anita Karwal had received an e-mail informing her about the leak, the officials said.
In the mail, the sender had stated that the mathematics paper was leaked on WhatsApp and that it should be cancelled, they said.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising two deputy commissioners of police, four assistant commissioners of police and five inspectors has been set up to investigate the matter.
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