In the alleged irregularities in conducting entrance examination, the Supreme Court has issued notices to Centre, Haryana Government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the plea seeking to re-conduct of 2015-16 All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) examination. It has fixed the pleas for hearing on May 21.
AIPMT examination is held for qualifying admissions to medical and dental courses in India. The Supreme Court has noticed to the related bodies on grounds of alleged large scale irregularities mainly in Haryana for paper leaks and mass copying on course of the test.
A vacation bench of justices AK Sikri and UU Lalit sought responses from the different bodies. In one of the petitions filed by Tanvi Sarwal through Prashant Bhushan said the investigation carried out by the Special Investigation Team of Haryana into the matter has revealed that the accused gang had operated in different states which include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan.
The petition said, “Issue appropriate writ directing the respondent no 1 (CBSE) to forthwith re-conduct the AIPMT examination 2015-16 in order to meet time schedule as provided in the regulations on Graduate Medical Education, framed by the MCI under the Indian Medical Council Act.”
It also claimed that at least 90 leaked answer keys were transmitted to candidates in consideration of Rs 15-20 lakh. Any delay in re-examination will frustrate the schedule, the petition said. “It is a matter of common knowledge that data stored in electronic form may be transmitted across distances within fraction of a second.”