The government has decided not to conduct re-examination for class X Mathematics paper. Check details about the formation of a High Powered Committee and NTA.
04 March 2018: In a tweet, the Secretary for School Education, Anil Swarup, has shared the decision of no re-examination for class X Mathematics students. He said that the re-examination will not be conducted even for the students of Delhi NCR and Haryana. Earlier, when the decision for class 12th re-examination was announced, the education secretary said this in context of class 10th Mathematics re-examination;
"The leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in these states in July. A decision will be taken on this in the next 15 days."
Anil Swarup tweeted; "Consequent to the preliminary evaluation of the impact of reportedly leaked CBSE class 10 maths paper & keeping in mind the paramount interest of students, CBSE has decided not to conduct re-examination even in the states of Delhi NCR and Haryana. Hence, no re-exam for class 10."
This decision received a mixed response from students. Many students want a re-examination on the grounds that many have received the question paper 12 hours before the examination.
The CBSE board had cancelled the class 12th Economics paper which was conducted on 26 March and it will be conducted again on 25 April 2018.
Formation of High Powered Committee
In another development, the Central government has constituted a High Powered Committee to look into the CBSE examination process and suggest measures to make it foolproof and secure by using technology. The committee comprises of experts who will be working under the chairmanship of V S Oberoi, ex-secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Mr. Swarup tweeted;
School Education Secretary, Anil Swarup has said that the committee will submit its report by 31 May 2018.
Appointment of NTA Director General
Meanwhile, the central government has also appointed Senior Bureaucrat Vineet Joshi as the Director-General of NTA (National Testing Agency). Mr. Joshi is a 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre. He has been appointed to the post for five years as per an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training. The Union Cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi had approved the formation of NTA last year. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also announced the setting of the agency in his 2017-18 budget speech.
The National testing agency will conduct the entrance examination for higher educational institutes relieving CBSE, AICTE, and other bodies from the responsibility. As per the proposed composition of the agency; "The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be the Director-General to be appointed by the government. There will be a Board of Governors comprising members from user institutions. The Director-General will be assisted by 9 verticals headed by academicians/experts."