New Delhi, April 5: With a view to preventing further paper leaks, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) has set up a seven-member high powered committee in order to investigate the whole process that goes into conducting the Class 10 and 12 examinations by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The seven-member committee will be headed by HRD’s retired  Secretary (Higher Education) Vinay Sheel Oberoi.

The rest of the six members of the committee are: Retd. Controller of Examination, CBSE And Former Secretary, UP Examination Board Pavnesh Kumar, NCERT and former Chairman NCTE Prof. J.S. Rajput, Independent Director, IRCON and SNDT Women’s University former vice chancellor  Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Ex-Director of Education, UP And Chairman Board of High School & Intermediate Education, UP Krishna Mohan Tripathy, Senior representative of DG, NIC  and Joint Secretary (SE-II).

The high powered committee that has been asked to submit it report on the following investigation latest by May 31 will review the loopholes in CBSE’s system of conducting examination and come up with measures in order to prevent them. With the help of new-age technology, the committee would take note of the inadequacies the system possesses and ensure the process is improved. The physical handling of question papers would be minimized and the system would be made more secure so that question papers aren’t tampered with.

The constituting of a high powered committee comes after the government as well as CBSE were criticized for the paper leaks and re-examination reports surfaced. The first paper which was leaked was the economics paper which was held on March 27 and the re-examination for which would be held on April 25. Reports of the second leak surfaced later after the Class 10 Maths paper was leaked.