MPPEB Scam: STF Given Wider Mandate

Published: 22nd July 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2014 12:21 AM   |  A+A-

BHOPAL: The Special Task Force (STF) set up to probe the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, was presently investigating nine examinations, including four recruitment exams that were conducted by the MPPEB,in which fraudulent methods were allegedly used, Home Minister Babulal Gaur informed the state Assembly on Monday.

In a written reply to Congress MLA Ramniwas Rawat, Gaur said the STF was probing the Contract School Teacher Eligibility Exam Class II 2011, Contract School Teacher Eligibility Exam Class III 2011, Pre-medical Test 2012, Pre-PG Exam-2012 and the PMT 2013 exam.

He further informed the House that four recruitment examinations, including the Junior Food Inspector Exam 2012, Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2012, Madhya Pradesh State Dairy Federation Recruitment Exam 2012 and the Subedar/Platoon Commander Recruitment Exam 2012 were also being investigated by the STF.

Later in the day,  Speaker Sitasharan Sharma,  was forced to adjourn the Assembly till Tuesday, after the Congress members demanded a discussion on the alleged irregularities in the Transport Constable Recruitment Exam conducted by the MPPEB. Earlier, speaking during Zero Hour,Rawat said that he wanted a discussion on the MPPEB scam and he had already submitted a notice under Rule 52 seeking permission for a discussion. Rawat also demanded a discussion regarding a Breach of Privilege notice that was submitted by him over the alleged publication of the secret documents related to the Vidhan Sabha in a book titled ‘Vyapam ka Sach’. However, the Speaker refused permission saying that the privilege notice was still being examined.

Following the Speaker’s refusal, the Congress members trooped into the Well of the House forcing the Speaker to  adjourn the House. However, when the House reconvened, the Congress members staged a ‘sit-in’ on the Well of the House.

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