Here's all you need to know about SSC leak case
Hundreds of SSC aspirants have been protesting outside the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) office at the CGO complex, demanding a CBI probe into allegations of "leaks" and "mass cheating" during the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier II exams held in February this year. The furore has attracted political attention, and an investigation has been assured. Here's a low-down on the case.
The SSC's arbitrary way of cancelling exams
The SSC CGL Tier II examinations were held between February 17th-21st. While exams were conducted uneventfully across 206 centres in Delhi, the SSC cancelled the second shift of the exam on 17th February at the Animate Infotech centre. Subsequently, the SSC also cancelled the morning shift of the 21st February exam after screenshots of the question paper and answers were circulated on social media.
SSC claims no leak, aspirants allege corruption
The SSC had initially said that the cancelled exam would be re-conducted on March 9, but later said that preliminary investigations had revealed that no leak or mass cheating had tarnished the sanctity of the exams which had been already conducted. Students, however, alleged corruption and possibilities of money changing hands between SSC officers and the private contractors who conduct the exams.
The SSC isn't conceding to demands of a CBI inquiry
Aspirants have demanded a CBI inquiry to uncover the truth. However, the aspirants allege that the chairman of the SSC, Ashim Khurana has only conceded to setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT), and not a CBI inquiry. Additionally, in a statement, Khurana had said that the protests are "...being actively instigated and sponsored by two coaching institutes/ agencies with vested interests".
Kejriwal, Congress demand probe; Anna Hazare to join protests
Politicians have also chipped in to the protests by the aspirants. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal supported the aspirants' demands for a CBI inquiry and urged the Centre to initiate one immediately. Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav also made a similar demand. The Congress also attacked the Centre over not involving the CBI. Meanwhile, Anna Hazare is set to join the aspirants in the protests.