Education minister unaware about MBBS questions leakage
- House committee directs to probe within 15 days
Dec 15, 2014-
Education Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav has said that she was unaware about the leakage of MBBS entrance question papers and came to know about the incident through newspapers.
During a meeting of the Good Governance and Monitoring Committee of Parliament on Monday, Minister Yadav informed about the ongoing investigation into the incident.
The committee then directed Minister Yadav to submit the probe report within 15 days.
Secretary at the Education Ministry Bishwa Prakash Pandit, during the committee meeting, claimed that ministry officials were not involved and officials at exams centers were to be blamed for the leakage. Pandit’s made such remarks after lawmakers of the committee said that the question papers cannot be leaked without the involvement of ministry officials.
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority, during a raid, had arrested two persons—Deviram Pandey and Khechar Nath (Harihar) Sapkota—with the leaked questions papers for Biology Sets ‘A’ and ‘B’ from Ratopul, Kathmandu, on December 6. Pandey was the director at Golden Gate College while Sapkota was a teacher in the same college where the tests were due to be held.
CIAA team had also arrested seven people including Dr Prabhat Kumar Kuswaha, the middleman in the questions leakage. They are alleged to have sold the question papers for one million each.
Published: 15-12-2014 14:13