Ministry asks RRB to make exams foolproof
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Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010, 22:07
New Delhi: In the wake of CBI unearthing a multi-crore recruitment scam, a concerned Railway Ministry has asked the body holding the examinations to devise a strategy to make them foolproof.

The instructions were conveyed to Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) which was asked to take appropriate measures to prevent recurrence of leakages of question papers and ensure fairness in the conduct of the examinations, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

The CBI had on June 19 claimed to have busted the multi-crore scam and had arrested eight persons, including Vivek Bhardwaj Sharma, son of Mumbai RRB Chairman S M Sharma, then ADRM in Raipur A K Jagannatham and his son Srujan.

A day later, the Railways had postponed the next round of examination scheduled for June 27.

"Railway Recruitment Board on its part has asked all the RRBs to provide inputs like maintaining confidentiality in the entire examination process among others," the official said.

The move comes as the Railway Board has given nod to the CBI to investigate the role of suspended Chairman of Railway Recruitment Board, Mumbai, in the scam.

The CBI alleged that the accused in the scam used to charge Rs 3.5 lakh from an aspirant to leak question papers.

The current round of railway examination which began on June 3 is being attended by about 70 lakh job aspirants from across the country.

Till now, two rounds of examination for various posts have been conducted. The next round of examination on June 27 which was postponed was to see more than six lakh candidates appearing for 1545 vacancies in posts like enquiry-cum reservation clerk and goods guard.

The official said no decision has been taken on a fresh date for the conduct of the examination.

On the other hand, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee is reported to have expressed concern over the issue and has asked the Board to make the examinations foolproof.


First Published: Monday, June 21, 2010, 22:07

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