Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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A day after UP Police announced cancellation of their sub-inspector recruitment exam, scheduled for Tuesday, due to "technical reasons", they lodged an FIR against unidentified miscreants for leaking the paper on social media, opening a can of worms.

The computer-based exam was to be held online at hundreds of centres across the state. The Police Recruitment and Promotion Board had roped in NSEIT, a subsidiary of National Stock Exchange agency which facilitates online examinations, to induct 2,707 personnel in its force. There were about 6.30 lakh applicants for the posts.

However, on Monday, the department found the questions had been leaked and were being shared on social media. Realising that either somebody had noted down the questions from the finalised papers, or hacked into the NSEIT server, the department decided to defer the examination. The manager of NSEIT, Hakimuddin Ansari, filed a complaint at the special task force (STF) cyber police station in Gomtinagar, based on which, an FIR under sections of the IT Act and Uttar Pradesh Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act was lodged.

DGP Sulkhan Singh said the STF will work on the case. Since the Police Recruitment and Promotion Board has been using computer software to conduct exams for several years now, the government is now also mulling the need to get its server audited by Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification Directorate, a body under Union ministry of electronics and information technology.

The police department will issue fresh notifications on its website and send out SMS alerts to candidates about the fresh schedule, once it gets its house in order.


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