The exam for the positions of class-3 head clerk, which was to be conducted by the Gujarat State Subordinate Selection Board (GSSSB)scheduled on Sunday, has now been postponed via a circular on Wednesday.
The cancellation announcement comes just two days after GSSSB Chairman Asit Vora was asked to resign. The exam was initially supposed to be held in December of last year for 186 head clerks positions, and over 88,000 candidates were going to participate.
But the exam was cancelled over reports of paper leaks as the paper was allegedly sold for Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. The government had ordered a probe into the incident, in which 14 people were arrested.
A senior government official said the board is not ready to conduct such a large-scale exam, hence the postponement. The candidates who had prepared hard to appear in the exam for the second time were disappointed again.
The paper was allegedly sold for Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. The government had ordered a probe into the incident, in which 14 people were arrested.
Last week, a meeting was organised between ACS Home, ACS Higher education, GSSSB ex-chairman Asit Vora, and the DGP to discuss the security measures for conducting a fair exam.
Later a video conference with all district collectors was also held, and the strategy for smooth conduct of the exam without any hiccups was discussed.
The Collectors were asked to coordinate with district police and ensure full-proof arrangements were made, from distribution of question papers to collection of answer sheets.
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