The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to declare 2017 result for recruitment in Central government jobs. The top court also appointed a committee headed by retired Supreme Court judge to suggest measures to make conduct of entrance exams for jobs and admission in educational institutions fool-proof. The Supreme Court said that the 7-member committee headed by retired Supreme Court judge GS Singhvi will also comprise of former Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani and scientist Vijay Bhatkar.
A bench comprising Justices SA Bobde and N V Ramana had earlier on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the SSC paper leak 2017 case as Prashant Bhushan, the lawyer for the petitioner, was absent during the hearing.
The examination papers of the SSC CGL 2017 were allegedly leaked, leading to huge protests. Amid the protests, the SSC had recommended a CBI probe into the allegations of paper leak.
On August 31 last year, the SC stayed the declaration of result of the SSC CGL and CHSL Examination, in which lakhs of students had appeared, saying it seemed that the entire test and the system was “tainted”.
The court then favoured cancelling the 2017 SSC examination, and holding it afresh by the National Testing Agency or the CBSE.
However, the Centre said that there was no need for re-examination of entire paper as the leak was “extremely localised” and those behind the leaks were identified and action was being taken.