New Delhi, Mar 30: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced April 25 as the date for Class 12 Economics re-examination. Secretary Education Anil Swarup addressed the media today accompanied by CBSE chief Anita Karwal. For Class 10 Maths exam, Swarup said that the preliminary investigation says that the paper was leaked in Haryana and Delhi and hence, a decision will be taken after further probe and if exam is to be re-conducted, it will be done in these two states in July. The Class 12 Economics exam will be held across the country. (Also Read: Question Papers Sold For Rs 16,000 a Night Before Exam)
“Regarding Class 10th re examination, as leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if it at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi and Haryana and a decision will be taken on this in next 15 days. If at all a re-exam is done, it will be in July,” Swarup said on Friday while addressing the media. (Also Read: How CBSE and Police Got to Know About Paper Leak)
When questioned about why the students must suffer, Swarup said, “Our immediate concern is of the children who have suffered and this decision is in that context. We will nail the person who did this.”
This came even as protests continued across the country against the paper leak as well as re-examination. Students are demanding that a re-examination be either conducted for all subjects or none at all. Many students demanded that the re-examination be handled and the culprits in the paper leak case be arrested and punished. (Also Read: Don’t Subject Students And Parents to Re-exams, BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar)
Political leaders also stepped in asking parents to not let their children sit for the re-examination. “It’s the failure of Govt, without accepting it, why do they want students to re-appear for exam? I request to the parents throughout the country, don’t let your child sit for re-examination in any condition,” MNS chief Raj Thackeray said on Friday.
Meanwhile, reports say that the exam papers were circulated on 10 WhatsApp groups with more than 50 members each including private tutors, students and parents. The Delhi Police Crime Branch is questioning admins of these WhatsApp groups.
The regional director and secretary of CBSE have submitted information to police about all the examination centres, names of staff and superintendents at the centres, bank custodians and name and contact of bank managers of banks which were custodians of the papers of both Delhi and Haryana State. The CBSE Regional director has reportedly informed the police that there were as many as six complaints regarding the paper leak, all have been furnished along with the other information to the SIT.