Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that CBSE has taken necessary steps such as disaffiliating the schools involved in the 2018’s CBSE paper leak. Javadekar said during Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha that CBSE is responsible for conducting the 14 types of examinations which are taken by almost 1.5 crore students of the nation.
“The Board is examining various options to ensure that such incidents (leakage of question papers) do not recur. The government has constituted a High-Powered Committee (HPC) to examine the entire system of conducting Class X and Class XII examinations conducted by the CBSE. The Committee has recently submitted its report,” Javadekar said.
He further said that six complaints were lodged with the Delhi Police after the paper leak incident. The papers of Economics of Class XII on March 26 and Mathematics on Class X on March 28 were leaked by the culprits ahead of the exams.
“The Delhi Police has informed the Board that a Center Superintendent of an exam center in Una, Himachal Police, his two accomplices as well as a Bank Officer of the custodian Bank were arrested for leaking the class X Maths and class XII Economics paper,” the minister said.
The principal and two teachers of the Mother Khazani convent school in New Delhi along with the owner of Easy Coaching Institute were arrested in the paper leak case.
The minister told that the steps are being taken to ensure that guilty persons are punished and to make the exams foolproof.