Supreme Court stays On declaration of SSC 2017 results
1st Sept. 2018: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the declaration of results of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Examination 2017, saying prima facie the entire system appeared to be tainted.
A Bench of Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao stayed the declaration of results of Combined Graduate Level Examination and Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination after perusing a status report filed in a sealed cover by the CBI, which is investigating allegations of corruption in SSC examinations.
CALLS ENTIRE TEST TAINTED
■The Supreme Court on Friday said it appeared from the first look that the entire test was tainted
■It observed that it cannot permit people to benefit from the "tainted" 2017 Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level and senior secondary level examination and get into service
■Advocates Prashant Bhushan and Govind Jee, appearing for petitioner Shantanu Kumar, alleged that the CBI in its first status report had itself admitted that the custodian of the examination paper had leaked the paper.
The Bench — which is seized of a PIL highlighting corruption, leakage of question papers, use of remote access software for solving papers and screen-sharing of candidates’ computer terminal to unknown persons — said the status report spoke volumes about the illegalities committed and the role of SIFY, its content head, students involved. Remote sharing of the server had been admitted, it noted.
The petition demanded a court-monitored probe and setting up of an expert panel to suggest systematic changes in SSC examination system to plug the loopholes.
The SSC conducts examinations for recruitment to various group B non-gazetted posts and group C non-technical posts in the government. It also selects candidates for group B gazetted posts of assistant accounts officer and assistant audit officer for the Indian Audit and Accounts Department. The CBI FIR alleged that among others, one SP Gupta, the content head of SIFY, the vendor of SSC examination was involved in it.
In 2017, the SSC conducted an online exam for Combined Graduate Level Tier-I examination in August. The candidate who made it to the cut-off list of Tier-I exam appeared for online combined graduate level Tier-II Exam in February 2018.
Source of Information: The Tribune Chandigarh.