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Police recruitment exam cancelled, CM orders probe


Following reports of paper leak Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered cancellation of the Police Constable Recruitment Examination-2023 held on February 17 and 18.

He directed for a fresh examination to be conducted within the next 6 months with utmost transparency.

The decision came following a thorough review of the ongoing investigation by the Special Task Force (STF) and the actions taken thus far regarding the examination.

Reiterating his firm stance on transparency and fairness of exams, the CM stated, “Playing with the hard work of the youth and compromising the integrity of examinations will not be tolerated. Stringent action will be taken against those responsible.”

Following the Chief Minister’s directive, the Home Department has also issued an order to cancel the examination.

As per the order after careful examination of the facts and information pertaining to the police recruitment examination held on February 17 and 18 the government has decided, in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and transparency to cancel this examination.

The Recruitment Board has been instructed to proactively pursue legal measures, including the initiation of First Information Reports (FIRs), in response to any instances of negligence. The government has decided to get the case investigated by STF, and has issued clear instructions to take the strictest action against the persons or institutions found guilty. Directives have been given to conduct fresh examinations within six months, ensuring comprehensive fairness. Moreover, candidates will be provided with free transportation facilities through the services of the UP Transport Corporation.

In response to concerns raised regarding the Review Officer and Assistant Review Officer (Preliminary) Examination conducted by the UP Public Service Commission on February 11, the CM has decided to get the matter investigated.

The Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Appointment and Personnel has issued an order to this effect.In light of the information and complaints received by the government regarding the Review Officer and Assistant Review Officer (Preliminary) Examination – 2023 held on February 11, it has been decided that a thorough examination of complaints will be conducted at the government level to uphold the integrity and transparency of the examination process.

The order specifies that if anyone wants to bring to notice any kind of complaint regarding this examination or facts affecting its sanctity, they should submit their full name, address, and evidence to the email address of the Department of Personnel and Appointment at secyappoint@nic.in by February 27.

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