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The UP government has suspended 20 polytechnic staff members in connection with leak of exam question papers on May 15 and 16.
The suspended staff were four officers, 13 teachers and three clerks. These include those found responsible for opening the wrong question paper set on May 25. An inquiry committee has also been formed to probe the leaks and lapses. The applied maths-1 examination of the UP Polytechnic first year course to be held at various polytechnic institutes across the state on Thursday was also cancelled for the second time. It will now be held on July 11.
Earlier, it was cancelled on May 16 following question paper leak. The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by principal secretary, technical education, Mukul Singhal. According to the officials, action has been taken on the basis of preliminary findings. A committee headed by special secretary technical education Yaad Ali will probe the matter in detail.
In all, three papers of polytechnic examinations were cancelled this month following leak or breach of security. On May 15, applied physics-1 exam was cancelled after the leaked question paper went viral on social media. On May 16, applied maths-1 was cancelled due to another leak. Both leaks took place in Mathura. A probe is underway.
The re-exam of applied physics-1 was held again on June 1 and that of applied maths-1 was held on June 2. However, packets containing question papers for both the exams were opened a day before in Ghaziabad. As a result, the applied maths-1 paper was cancelled for the second time.
Source: Rahul Pandey, City Journalist - Lucknow, CollegeDekho