Amidst allegations of question paper leak, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday ordered a high-level inquiry into the examinations conducted by Bihar State Staff Selection Commission (BSSSC) to recruit clerical grade staff in various government offices.
Talking on the sidelines of the customary Jan Samvad here, Kumar said the chief secretary (CS) and the director general of police (DGP) had been asked to probe the matter and apprise him of the facts, as soon as possible.
“The police and administrative machinery are on their toes to foil any attempt to tamper with the examination process. They have been instructed to deal sternly with those allegedly involved in it,” he said.
Kumar said the CS and DGP had briefed him about findings of preliminary probe into the allegations of question paper leak. “I have asked them to inquire and assess it at their level,” he added.
“Newspapers have come out with different versions about the alleged question paper leak. One is related to students charge about circulation of certain questions in market, while the BSSC officials claim that there was no irregularity,” said the CM.
Regarding arrest of some persons for allegedly facilitating use of unfair means in the examination Nawada and Patna, he said the police had nabbed the suspects and were investigating their complicity.
About 4.50 lakh intermediate passed candidates are taking the examination, being conducted by the BSSSC to recruit clerks in various government offices in four phases across Bihar. The first two phases of the recruitment test were conducted on January 29 and February 4. It is alleged that the question papers of the examination were out and in circulation on the social media.