Assam: Inquiry Commission to probe APSC CCE 2014 exam anomaly

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The Commission will submit its report within 6 months from May 20, 2022
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Guwahati: The Assam government has constituted a One Man Inquiry Commission headed by Justice (Retd.) Biplab Kumar Sharma, a retired Judge of Gauhati High Court, to inquire into the allegations of anomalies and malpractices in conduct of CCE, 2014 examinations by Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).

The Commission shall have to inquire into the allegations of anomalies and malpractices in conduct of CCE, 2014.

It will also inquire into the entire process of selection of the candidates and role of the Chairman and other Members of APSC including the staff and candidates and to fix the responsibility, fault,  malpractice, if any, accordingly.

“The Commission shall inquire into the system followed by APSC for setting of questions for conducting CCE, 2014 including the qualifications, integrity and competency of the question setters and whether the question setters are properly trained and briefed by the Commission; to enquire further whether the APSC prepares panel of question setters and the modalities for selection of question setters. To suggest improvement in mode of selection and preparation of the panel of dedicated question setters,” said an official communiqué.

It added that the Commission will also inquire into the modalities adopted by the APSC for moderation of questions set for CCE, 2014, whether clear distinction and demarcation is there between question setters and moderators. Incidents in the past where due to ambiguity in  answer keys corrective measures had to be taken by the commission, to ascertain the fault on the part of question setters and ways to eradicate any future possibilities of such situations;

“Inquire and study the system followed by the Commission for holding the viva-voce, interview of the candidates, making pattern under the existing rules and whether proper transparency is maintained during the viva-voce, interview of the candidates appearing CCE, 2014,” it added.

The Commission will submit its report within 6 months from May 20, 2022.

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