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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Transparency, probity must in govt. exams: Prez on NEET paper leak row


 Averring that “transparency and probity” are a must in government recruitments and examinations, President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday said the Centre was committed to a fair probe and giving strict punishment to the culprits in the recent paper leak instances.Addressing a joint sitting of both Houses of parliament here, President Murmu urged all to rise above partisan politics and find a concrete solution.

“Regarding the recent instances of paper leak in some examinations, my Government is committed to a fair investigation and ensuring strict punishment to the culprits,” the president said during her address.

The president’s reference to the issue came on the back of allegations of paper leaks related to the NEET-UG and UGC-NET examinations, which have raised a political storm in the country.

Murmu said the government was striving for major reforms in examination related bodies.

“My Government is working towards major reforms in examination related bodies, their functioning and all aspects of the examination process,” said the president.

Murmu said whether it is competitive examinations or government recruitment there should be no reason for any hindrance.

“This process requires complete transparency and probity,” she pointed out.

The president reminded the members that earlier too, there were “many instances of paper leaks in different states”.

Continuing on the issue, Murmu stressed the need for taking concrete measures across the country.

“It is important that we rise above party politics and undertake concrete measures nationwide,” she said.

Murmu also said that parliament has also enacted a strict law against unfair means in examinations.

During the address, members of parliament from the opposition time and again chanted “NEET”

Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over all the cases in the alleged paper leaks in states like Bihar, Gujarat, and Jharkhand.

The Bureau has also registered the first information report against the complaints. UNI JA SSP

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