Madhya Pradesh: Vyapam in dilemma over agency to probe into irregularities in farm development officers’ examination

BHOPAL: The officials of Vyapam are in a dilemma over which agency should conduct a probe into the irregularities that have taken place in the farm officers’ examination.

Nevertheless, after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s order for a probe into the irregularities, a few officials of Vyapam along with those of the I-T department have begun a probe on their own.

Chouhan’s order for a probe has rattled the officers associated with the examination.

Chairman of Vyapam KK Singh held a meeting with the officers on Friday. The issue of handing over the probe to the cyber cell also figured in the meeting. Ten people from the Chambal region have topped the examination, and this is what is being considered an irregularity.

The officials attending the meeting agreed that there should be a probe into the case. Now, permission has been sought from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat for a probe into the case.

The results of the examination for recruitment of farm development officers, conducted on February 10, were out on February 17. After the results had been declared, it came to light that ten candidates from a centre topped the examination.

Vyapam which has begun an inquiry into the case has also taken the help of the state IT department. Despite that, it is yet to be known how irregularities took place at the examination centre.

Though Vyapam officials have spared no effort to prove how the irregularities have taken place, it has so far failed to establish the fact that there was a mass copying at the examination centre.It has also come to light that all those toppers are from the same college, and that the educational background of those students was not good.

The incorrect answers of those students are similar to each other’s. The candidates, taking the examination, demanded a probe into the matter.

Exam not cancelled

Many candidates demanded cancellation of the examination after the irregularities had come to light. Nevertheless, Vyapam has yet to take a decision on the matter, and the officials are tight-lipped about it.

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