Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday demanded a CBI probe into what’s being billed as SSC papers leak scam. This came amidst more than a lakh students taking to streets alleging large-scale cheating in the SSC exams.
“Thousands of students are demanding a CBI probe for the SSC exam scam. This issue affects the future of thousands of students. The central government should accept their demands and order a CBI inquiry,” tweeted Kejriwal.
Elsewhere, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that the SSC Exam had exposed the ‘arrogance of the government.’
His tweet read, “SSC Scam has proved just how arrogant the government hasn’t become in dealing with the genuine demands of unemployed youth. This Digital India Scam should be investigated. Why are those who launch probes for every matter shying away from probing this?”
The Congress too on Thursday had lashed out at the BJP government for the paper leak of Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate-Level Examination (SSC CGL) and demanded a CBI probe.
The SSC chairman, Ashim Khurana, reportedly met the aggrieved students, who had staged protests outside the commission’s headquarters in Delhi. The SSC website posted a message from the chairman, “A delegation of protesting candidates met with the undersigned at 6 PM on 28.2.2018 with printouts of some questions of CGLE (Tier-II) 2017. They were advised to provide concrete evidence in support of their allegations by 10.30 AM on 1.3.2018. They were informed that on receipt of such evidences, the Commission would, in consultation with the DoP&T, refer the matter to be enquired into by an independent Investigating Agency.”
The SSC exam is held online primarily to fill clerical posts in government offices. The students are seething that the paper leaks have destroyed their already limited scopes to secure government jobs at a time the unemployment in the country has been on the rise.