After a question paper for the exam was leaked, the UPTET slated for Sunday was canceled, an officer here announced moments before the exam was to begin.
After a question paper for the exam was leaked, the UPTET slated for Sunday was cancelled, an officer here announced moments before the exam was to begin.
Using technical and other intelligence, the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) detained 23 people from various cities throughout the state Wednesday night, according to Additional Director General Law and Order Prashant Kumar.
The perpetrators would be charged under the National Security Act and the Gangster Act, according to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He further ordered that the exam be rescheduled in a month.”It was discovered that a question paper had been leaked. I ordered the examination to be cancelled and the entire racket to be arrested. “Instructions were also provided to conduct the exam within a month and to charge no additional price to any candidate,” he added at an event in the Deoria district on Sunday.
On the basis of their admit cards, he added, orders were granted to take the students back to their hometowns in UPSRTC buses at no cost.
“Those who perpetrated this act should be aware that cases under the Gangster Act and the National Security Act will be filed against them,” he stated. Later, in a Hindi tweet, the CM stated that the government will seize the possessions of individuals engaged in the leak.
On Sunday, around 20 lakh aspirants were expected to take the Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test (UPTET). Four people from Lucknow, thirteen from Prayagraj, three from Meerut STF, and one from Kaushambi district were arrested earlier in the day, according to the ADG.
“They provided us with a photocopy of the question paper, which we shared with the government.” The copy turned out to include the same set of questions as the official question paper,” he explained.”The government immediately decided that the exam would be cancelled and rescheduled in a month’s time.”
“The government will cover all costs associated with the exam.” Candidates will not be required to pay fees or complete an examination form,” he stressed. The UP STF will investigate the situation, according to the officer, and those or organisations implicated in the leak will not be spared. The examination question paper did not arrive at the examination centres until Sunday am. Mobile phones and photocopies of exam papers were among the items taken from the suspects.
“In addition to persons from Uttar Pradesh, some people from Bihar have been implicated in this case.” “Either the solver gang leaks the question paper, or a solver (someone impersonating the candidate) comes in place of the contestant,” Kumar said, adding that further arrests are planned.
According to the officer, the situation at the centres was under control, and announcements were made there urging candidates to return to their homes.”The state government stands with the candidates of UPTET,” Adityanath stated in a tweet, “and a re-exam would be held in a transparent way within one month.”
“Those who have tampered with our young brothers and sisters’ futures will not be spared.” Those who have caused you discomfort will be severely punished. In another tweet, he stated, “Your government is committed to conducting the tests in a fair and transparent manner.”
Satish Dwivedi, the Basic Education Minister of Uttar Pradesh, stated the exam was cancelled immediately once the leak was discovered, in both shifts, and that the perpetrators will face severe punishment. Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, criticised the BJP government for the leak, claiming that such occurrences had grown commonplace under its reign.
“The cancellation of the UPTET exam owing to a question paper leak is tantamount to gambling with the futures of over 20 lakh students. In the BJP government, paper leaks and exam cancellations are routine,” he wrote in Hindi on Twitter.”Educational corruption is at an all-time high in Uttar Pradesh. The unemployed will spark a revolution, and in 2022, things will be different.”
“Corruption in recruitment and question paper leaks have become the BJP government’s identity,” she wrote in a Hindi-language tweet .Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress’s general secretary, also claimed”Today, lakhs of young people’s efforts have been rendered vain due to the leak of the question paper. Every time a question paper is leaked, Yogi Adityanath’s government shields the top dogs. This is why corruption is at an all-time high,” she continued.