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Shunglu panel set to probe CAT leakage

The one-man committee will submit a report into the leakage of CAT papers within a month.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2003 11:57 IST

The Centre-appointed V K Shunglu panel is all set to start its probe into the leakage of CAT question papers that led to the cancellation of examinations on Sunday last as the tests have been rescheduled for February.

"I have received the letter only yesterday and have yet to decide on how to proceed on the issue", Shunglu, a former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said.

Observing that the CBI was also looking into the issue, he said he may discuss the issue first with nodal agencies like AICTE before formulating his plan of action.

Indicating that he may proceed on the issue from early next month, Shunglu said that his report would help in improving the system in other all India examinations.

Taking a serious view of the leakage of question papers, Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi had set up the one-man committee to inquire into the issue and asked it to submit a report within a month.

The terms of reference of the Committee are

(a) to examine the circumstances which led to leakage of the question paper and to see whether there was any systematic failure.

(b) to fix responsibility on those persons or agencies for the leakage, and (c) to examine the methodology of the conduct of CAT examination and suggest measures to avoid recurrence of such instances in the future.

First Published: Nov 26, 2003 15:07 IST