New Delhi: In a major relief to students, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Staff Selection Commission to declare 2017 result for recruitment in Central government jobs. Further, the top court also appointed a high power committee headed by retired an SC judge to suggest measures to make the conduct of entrance exams for jobs and admission in educational institutions foolproof.

The apex court said that the 7-member committee will be headed by retired SC judge GS Singhvi and will comprise of former Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani and scientist Vijay Bhatkar.

The examination papers of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) held last year were allegedly leaked, leading to huge protests.

The apex court had last month asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a detailed status report on the investigation into the case.

On March 14 last year, the CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry into the alleged irregularities in the test.

The Staff Selection Commission had on February 24 last year issued a notice saying that due to “technical reasons”, the exams held on February 21 would be re-conducted on March 9.

(With ANI inputs)