Yogi Adityanath govt to invoke NSA for exam paper leakage in Uttar Pradesh and even blacklist responsible agencies

A Large scale cleaning of Education Mafia going on in Uttar Pradesh has been accomplished, be it in recruitment or cheating in exams. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has undertaken a much brave move when compared to the previous Government of UP.

Led by frequent competitive exam question paper leakages, CM Yogi Adityanath has directed investigating bodies to invoke the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against those involved in such acts and “blacklist” agencies responsible.

The UP Special Task Force arrested 11 people for their alleged roles in the leakage of questions papers for tubewell operators recruitment tests, which is organised by the UP Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC).

“The exams should be transparent and corruption-free. The government will not tolerate those trying to play with the future of youths. Strict action will be taken against those who pollute the examination process,” an official spokesman said quoting the CM.

“The NSA will be invoked against those involved in paper leaks and if discrepancies are committed by the agencies involved in the process, they will be blacklisted and legal action will be taken against them,” said the CM, according to the spokesperson.

“The posts in any department should not remain vacant for a longer duration. They should be filled timely,” the CM said.

The leakages led to the cancellation of the examination and the UPSSSC had said it will prepare “at least two sets of question papers” as a corrective measure. “We are planning to have at least two sets of question papers so that in case of leakage of a particular set another set of questions can be given to the examinees,” UPSSSC Chairman CB Paliwal said.

In the past, leakages of questions papers of various examinations were reported from the most populous state of the country, earning it a bad name and giving tough time to both the job aspirants and the cops. But as we conclude,  none of the authorities have taken these matters into consideration nor preferred to take action against it. This is a reminder for all indulging into corruption under Yogi Adityanath Government, no illegality will be tolerated under his governance.

On July 29th 2018, as many as 51 people were arrested by the UP Police from different parts of the state for facilitating cheating during a recruitment examination for assistant teachers. On June 18 this year, 19 people were arrested for allegedly aiding cheating through hi-tech devices, such as spy-mics, and placing “solvers” impersonating aspirants in the Uttar Pradesh police constable recruitment examination.

Also on August 23, 2017, seven members of a gang allegedly involved in leaking a question paper of the online examination for sub-inspectors (SI) were arrested by the Special Task Force.

Considering all these actions taken by CM Yogi Government and going through these crimes, why were these actions were taken previously? None of us had ever heard of authorities being arrested by the previous Government in Uttar Pradesh. Did we? Did these crimes never committed previously? Or was it ignored by past leaders? Questions asked and repeated a several times, though none to answer it.

Source: The Hindu