According to NIMHANS employees association, a set of question papers was leaked on WhatsApp a day before the exam.

NIMHANS staff allege paper leak in nurse recruitment test demand CBI probe
news Controversy Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:29

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) employees' association has alleged that the question paper for the nurses examination to fill 160 empty slots had been leaked. The association has even called for a CBI probe into the issue, according to a TOI report.

Suspecting a bigger conspiracy, a letter has even been written to PM Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Health and Family welfare, Jagat Prakash Nadda regarding the same, according to reports.

The online exam was conducted on June 3 and the results were announced on July 7 despite requests for a probe. The shortlisted candidates have been asked to appear for a skill test in Bengaluru this week.

The institute suspected tampering after one community dominated the shortlisted candidates from the ST community. 15 of the 16 candidates shortlisted for the 12 ST seats were from the Meena community in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

According to the employees association, a set of question papers was leaked and sent through WhatsApp a day before the exam. The association wrote a letter to the NIMHANS director on June 5.

The institute then decided to probe the matter by forming an internal inquiry committee and without help from outside.

“There was not even an attempt to include a network engineer network technical expert as a fact-finding expert. It was also found that the DVR of surveillance cameras in the chief office of the examination room had been removed,” stated the letter according to the TOI report.

Meanwhile NIMHANS director, BN Gangadhar, rubbished the claims stating that the exam was conducted with strict monitoring.

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