Re-examination in favour of students: CBSE chief Anita Karwal

The CBSE had announced reconduct of exams following the leak of two papers of Math and Economics for class X and class XII respectively.

Published: 29th March 2018 07:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2018 08:23 PM   |  A+A-

CBSE chief Anita Karwal. | ANI/Twitter.com

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Chairperson Anita Karwal on Thursday said that the board's decision of reconducting the examination where the papers were leaked is in favour of the students.

"We have taken the decision in favour of the students. It is in favour of what is fair. Very soon we will tell them the dates (of rescheduled exams), please don't worry," Karwal told reporters here before leaving in her car.

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The CBSE had announced reconduct of exams on Wednesday following the leak of two papers of Math and Economics for Class X and Class XII respectively. The dates for the exams have not yet been announced. 

The Congress has demanded the sacking of Karwal for the alleged lapse.

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The opposition party has also pressed for the resignation of Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and a probe by a high court judge.

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Javadekar had termed the CBSE examination paper leak issue “unfortunate” and said culprits would not go scot-free.

The Delhi unit of All India Democratic Students' Organisation also demanded a high-level probe into the CBSE question paper leak case, and said it showed the board's "utter negligence" in conducting examinations fairly.

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