CBSE to re-conduct economics and maths exams
The recent paper leak issue has caused some serious problems for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The CBSE has decided to take action on the issue and they are going to re-conduct the Class 10 Mathematics examination and the Class 12 Economics examination.
They announced that dates for the new examinations and other details would be posted on their website within a week.
However, the CBSE has not yet clarified whether all of India has to retake these exams, or if only the Delhi region has to retake them.
Some reports have emerged saying that the Class 10 Mathematics exam was also being circulated in other regions of the country.
Other students, parents, and teachers are approaching the Delhi High Court with even more leakage claims.
They claim that the Class 10 Social Studies exam and the Class 12 Biology exam were also leaked, among other ones.
These people are seeking retakes of examinations and an independent probe on the leaks.
Prakash Javadekar, the minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), said that there will be no further paper leaks in the ongoing exams.
According to Javadekar, the CBSE will be putting stronger mechanisms in place, which will ensure that no more papers are leaked.
Javadekar also said that the people who leaked this paper will be held responsible for their actions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke with Javadekar recently. Modi expressed his unhappiness about the issue, and he asked for strict action to be taken.
However, this is not the first time that a paper leak like this has happened. In 2006, policemen uncovered a leaked question paper for a Business Studies exam.
Also, in 2011, two people were arrested for leaking the question papers of the ongoing CBSE exams, including question papers for the Class 12 Science exam and the Class 12 Mathematics exam.
However, the strict actions being taken by Javadekar will hopefully ensure that a situation like this never happens again.
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