CBSE leaks: HRD forms panel to study examination process

April 4, 2018

The HRD Ministry has set up a high-powered committee to examine the process by which the CBSE conducts examinations, following the leak of Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers.
The seven-member panel, headed by former HRD secretary Vinay Sheel Oberoi, will also suggest measures to make the process “secure and foolproof through the use of technology” and submit a report by May 31 to the ministry.

The committees other members include former CBSE controller of examination and secretary, Uttar Pradesh Examination Board Pavnesh Kumar; India representative on the executive board of the UNESCO, former NCERT director and NCTE chairman J S Rajput; former vice-chancellor, SNDT Women’s University, Vasudha Kamat; and former director of education Krishna Mohan Tripathy.

According to HRD Ministry officials, the committee will revisit all aspects related to the security checks built into the system for ensuring that the question papers reach the examinees without tampering. “The panel will examine and assess all areas of potential weakness in the present system of transporting question papers from the printing presses to the examinees. It will also suggest ways in which the system can be made more secure with the use of technology and minimisation of human intervention,” Anil Swarup, the HRDs school education secretary, said.

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