CBSE board exams: Prakash Javadekar terms paper leak 'unfortunate,' says he 'could not sleep' after row broke out

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday termed the CBSE examination paper leak issue “unfortunate” and said the culprits would not go scot-free.

PTI March 29, 2018 15:24:28 IST
CBSE board exams: Prakash Javadekar terms paper leak 'unfortunate,' says he 'could not sleep' after row broke out

New Delhi: Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday termed the CBSE examination paper leak issue “unfortunate” and said the culprits would not go scot-free, a day after the board announced re-examination in a Class 10 and a Class 12 subject.

The CBSE, in a circular on Wednesday, had announced re-examination in the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects in the wake of reports of paper leaks.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the date of re-examination on Monday or Tuesday, he said.

CBSE board exams Prakash Javadekar terms paper leak unfortunate says he could not sleep after row broke out

File image of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. Reuters

“This (paper leak) has been a breach by the culprits and we will not let any culprit go scot-free. The police is on the job and I am very sure, they will nab the culprits as they have done in case of the SSC exam leak case. We have also instituted an internal inquiry,” he told reporters.

Terming the incident “unfortunate,” Javadekar said he could “understand the pain, anguish and frustrations” of students and parents because “we are one with them”.

The CBSE has earned a name for “conducting good examinations” and was therefore, assigned the task of conducting medical entrance examination by the Supreme Court, he said.

Javadekar said being a sensible parent, he could not sleep last night.

He said all efforts would be made to improve the system and to make it “foolproof.”

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