TET Paper Leak Case: CM Bhagwant Mann orders Immediate Action against Accused 

Rozana Spokesman

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Any kind of Negligence and Disturbances will not be tolerated: CM Mann

CM Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday (March 13) ordered police to take immediate action against accused in connection with the TET Paper Leak Case. He issued statement regarding the ongoing controversy over the Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test (PSTET) for the recruitment of teachers in the education department of the Punjab government. CM Mann said in this regard that any kind of negligence and disturbances will not be tolerated.

CM Mann tweeted that the paper leak means cheating with the future of lakhs of students, which breaks the dreams of the youth. The Chief Minister said that our government is the government of the dreams and hopes of the youth of Punjab. Carelessness and mistakes in the TET paper of Punjab are not tolerated. The Chief Minister directed the police officials to arrest the accused soon.

Notably, the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) candidates alleged that 57 correct answers were highlighted (bold) out of the 60 question answer options for the social studies examination. Due to which this paper became mired in controversies and the government was questioned by the opposition parties. This proves the negligence of staff and concerned officers of PSTAT examination. There is major disappointment among the unemployed teachers who appeared for the exam after so much hard work. The question paper was prepared by experts of Guru Nanak Dev University. Along with this, errors related to Punjabi were also noticed in the exam. The opposition parties are raising questions on the Punjab government regarding negligence in conducting the examination.

Reacting on the same, Punjab Education Minister Harjot Bains tweeted, "To maintain complete fairness in our examination process, a PS level probe has been ordered to look in to PSTET exam conducted by a third Party with A++ NAAC grade i.e. GNDU. Accountability will be fixed & those found guilty will be booked for criminal negligence."

In an another tweet, he wrote, “Further, GNDU has regretted & will re-conduct the exam without any fees. In future, have ordered my department to have a suitable clause for compensation in the MOU’s signed with third parties for compensation of the candidates in such a scenario. Why should candidates suffer."