Hyderabad: The government on Friday decided to cancel Eamcet-2 and hold a fresh exam. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao expressed severe anguish over the Eamcet paper leak and directed officials not to leave scope for any such incident in future. He said the government would initiate stringent action against those responsible.
“Even parents who were involved in purchasing question papers from fraudsters should not be spared. Everyone involved in this scam have to face severe consequences. We should initiate such severe action against them that it will create a sense of fear among those who try to resort to such exam-related malpractices in future," Mr Rao said.
The CM asked officials to explore the possibility of conducting exams online on the lines of GMAT, GRE, JEE. He told officials not to collect fee for Eamcet-3, since students had suffered losses by paying exam fees twice.
He had initially proposed to make the medical admissions based on Eamcet-2 ranks itself and declare students who had indulged in irregularities as “ineligible”. But officials suggested that this might invite legal troubles in future if anyone approached the courts as the Eamcet-2 paper leak had been confirmed by the police and CID departments....