NEW DELHI, Mar 30:
The re-examination of CBSE’s Class 12th economics paper will be held on April 25, while the Class 10th mathematics re-test, if required, would be conducted only for Delhi-NCR and Haryana in July, the Government said today amid widespread outrage over the paper leak issue.
Ruling out a nationwide re-tests for Class 10th mathematics, the HRD Ministry said that a final decision on the re-examination for Delhi-NCR and Haryana would be taken in the next 15 days following a detailed inquiry.
The details of the re-test were announced by the HRD Ministry amid continuing widespread outrage over the paper leak issue, with the opposition blaming the Government for causing agony to the students and their parents.
The outrage over the paper leaks spread across the country. In Delhi, students and Congress youth leaders held protests on the issue, accusing the CBSE of negligence and demanding immediate action against the guilty.
Meanwhile, six students were detained in Chatra district of Jharkhand in connection with the leak, while in the national capital, the Delhi police wrote to Google for details of the e-mail address from where the CBSE chairperson was sent an email on the Class 10 mathematics paper being leaked.
The police also questioned 10 more people and “interacted” with the CBSE controller of examinations over the leak.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, in a series of tweets, said, “In the larger interest of academics & students the sensitive Govt has taken a decision not to have nationwide retest in Maths for class 10th”.
“The test will be held in Delhi, Haryana after final inputs from police and that too if needed it will be held in July. In the interest of students of 12th class, so that they will not be hampered in their future career, their economic retest will happen on 25th April. So now no confusion .All the best,” he said.
The opposition stepped up its attack on the Government over the issue, with Congress president Rahul Gandhi taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he would now write a sequel to his book “Exam Warriors” to “teach students and parents stress relief, once their lives are destroyed due to leaked exam papers”.
The Congress has already demanded the sacking of Javadekar, who today turned to students for finding a solution to the “challenge” of tackling paper leaks. (PTI)
NEW DELHI, Mar 30: