SC paves way for declaration of result of 2017 SSC examinations

NEW DELHI: In a relief to lakhs of students who appeared in the SSC combined graduate level and higher secondary level examinations in 2017, the Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for declaration of results by vacating its stay on it.

A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde also constituted a 7-member committee, headed by retired Apex Court judge Justice G S Singhvi, to suggest measures to make entrance exams meant for jobs and admissions in educational institutions fool proof.

The committee will give its report to the court within three months.

On August 31 last year, the top court had stayed the declaration of result of the 2017 Staff Selection Commission exams which were marred by allegations of paper leak, saying it seemed that the entire test and system was “tainted”.

The bench, also comprising Justice S A Nazeer, made it clear that declaration of results of the examination would be subject to final outcome of the case. (AGENCIES)