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Ramadoss demands CBI probe into TET scam

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 30, 2018, 2:30 am IST
Updated Aug 30, 2018, 2:30 am IST
The most important task in the competitive exam is evaluating or scanning OMR answer scripts.
PMK leader Ramadoss
 PMK leader Ramadoss

Chennai: PMK leader Ramadoss on Wednesday demanded CBI probe into the scam unearthed by Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) in which more than 200 candidates were qualified through fake marks in Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) conducted last year.

Reacting to Deccan Chronicle's expose about TET scam on Wednesday, Ramadoss said, "Following the scam in polytechnic lecturers scam, the board has unearthed another scam in TET. Though the board has uncovered these two scandals, it could not be possible to manipulate the exam without the help of TRB officials."

The board has blacklisted the candidates who were found to be involved in the scam and they were debarred from appearing in the future exams. In both these scams, it was alleged that the employees of Datatec Methodex, an outsourcing company contracted to scan OMR sheets and data process by TRB was involved.

"The most important task in the competitive exam is evaluating or scanning OMR answer scripts. The work should have been undertaken by the TRB. But, why such an important task was entrusted with the private company?" he asked.

"Even if the board lacks the infrastructure to do the work in-house, a team of senior officials should have monitored the process to rule out any irregularities. The absence of monitoring of the process cannot be taken lightly," Ramadoss said in his statement.

While praising TRB's present and past chairmen for bringing out these scams, he suspected the role of some senior officials and ruling dispensation in the scam.

"The rulers will end up fooling themselves if they satisfied with the arrest of only the middlemen and lower staff. It will embolden the scamsters," he warned.
He also sought a detailed inquiry into the PG-TRB exam in which there allegations that large-scale irregularities have happened.

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