New Delhi, March 29: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday announced that it would be conducting a re-examination of class 10 Maths paper and class 12 Economics paper following the board exam question papers of the said papers leaked. The CBSE would soon announce the dates of the re-examination. Also Read - Bihar Polls: Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi of Not Talking About Problems Like Unemployment Faced by Our Country
The reports of class 10 Maths paper and class 12 Economics paper re-examination left parents and students fuming. They argued that why should the students suffer for the paper leak. They said that they will now have to drop all plans of vacations that were scheduled post the CBSE board exams. Also Read - Save Bihar From 'Jungle Raj': PM Modi Slams Lalu's RJD at Darbhanga Rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke with Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar regarding CBSE paper leaks and expressed his displeasure. He asked the Minister to take strict action against the miscreants who leaked board question papers. Also Read - Don't Forget Masks, Do Gaj Ki Doori: PM Modi Urges Bihar Voters to Ensure Safety
CBSE PAPER LEAK AND RE-EXAMINATION: WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR
Reports of a CBSE paper being leaked first surfaced on March 15 when the class 12 Accountancy paper had allegedly leaked on WhatsApp. Although the Delhi government did confirm the reports of CBSE class 12 Accountancy question paper leak, the board denied saying no such thing has taken place.
Days after, on March 26, reports of class 12 Economics paper being leaked just an hour before the exam emerged. CBSE had then denied any leaks and urged the students not to panic, only to accept later that the paper had indeed been leaked.
The CBSE class 10 Maths paper is said to have leaked a day before the exam the on Wednesday. In fact, the CBSE chief had also received a copy of the Maths question paper on Tuesday. The report has raised questions if the board should have scrapped the exam.
On Wednesday, the CBSE announced that it would be conducting a re-examination of class 10 Maths paper and class 12 Economics paper since the question paper had leaked before the exams.
Soon after the announcement, Parents, Students took to micro-blogging site Twitter to vent their anger. Enraged students questioned as to why they had to pay the price of the paper being leaked. The parents of the students alleged that the Board was playing with the future of the students and had shown how incompetent it was.
Following CBSE’s announcement and a complaint by the board, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up by the Delhi Police’ crime branch and two separate cases, one for the leaking of the class 10 Maths paper and the other for the class 12 Economics paper, were registered.
After the announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar about the CBSE paper leaks and demanded strict action against the culprits. Javadekar promised to take stringent measures and said that an internal inquiry was already being conducted. He said that it seemed some gang was responsible for these leaks.