UPTET 2011 : Committee meets to probe anomalies in Teachers Eligibility Test on Wednesday : 13-Apr-2012
LUCKNOW: Following chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's orders, the high-level committee appointed to investigate the anomalies in the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET)- 2011 met on Wednesday. Chaired by Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Jawed Usmani, the closed-door meeting was also attended by principal secretary, Home, Rajendra Mohan Srivastava, principal secretary, law, Zakiullah Khan, director general of police, AC Sharma, secretary, secondary education, Pankaj Kumar and secretary, department of primary education, Sunil Kumar.
The meeting, sources said, was convened to take stock of the teachers' recruitment racket that rocked the state in November 2011. The committee was also made responsible for recommending, within 3 weeks, ways to solve the issue of the TET controversy, and present its views on whether the 2011 exam should be cancelled as a result of the anomalies that were discovered.
After the TET results were declared on November 26, last year, the state government discovered that money was collected from several unemployed persons by assuring them they would clear the TET. During a probe by the Special Task Force (STF) the police named as co-accused, Sanjay Mohan, who was then director of Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education.
Mohan was subsequently arrested, after his role, in allegedly collecting money from candidates who appeared in the 2011 Teacher Eligibility Test, was confirmed. The money, the police said, was taken to facilitate candidates' selection.
In the first week of April, the CM had appointed the committee, asking it to consider the possibility of cancelling the results of the TET 2011. Objections, however, were raised by many persons who qualified the test, saying the wrongdoings'' of a few candidates and officers could not be used as reason to punish others.
After agitating in Lucknow for many days, a delegation of successful candidates also met CM Akhilesh Yadav.
News : Times of India (13.4.12)