SFI calls for NationWide Protest against scam in the SSC-CGL on March 5

Central Executive Committee of SFI demands CBI inquiry into the shocking scam in the Combined Graduate Level exam conducted by SSC recently and stands in firm solidarity with the students protesting in front of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) headquarters at Lodhi Road in New Delhi since February 27, 2018.

This scam has adversely affected the efforts and hard work of lakhs of the students who appeared this year for nearly 9,372 vacancies to be filled under the SSC CGL Tier II exam that were held between February 17 and February 22 through 206 examination centres. There was reporting of mass coping and question paper leak when screenshots of the question paper of the exam along with answers were found circulating on social media. After this news SSC has cancelled the exam held on February 21, 2018. Not only this, there has been a delay in the conduction of examinations without even elaborating the reasons. The commission has said that this exam will be re-conducted on March 9, 2018.

The SSC holds examination for various categories, the scam has been exposed only in the CGL(Combined Graduate Level Exam) and there are also news of discrepancies in MTS (Multi Tasking Service) as well. SSC has given contract to private vendor SIFY to conduct examinations and all the private cyber cafes which operate on SIFY network are the examination centres for the examination. These cyber café’s are easily accessible to everyone and hence can easily be hacked as well. The screenshots which have come out in the public domain clearly show a taskbar below which is an indication that screenshots have been taken from a public computer. SFI demands the immediate withdrawal of license given to SIFY for conduction of SSC examinations.

This also exposes the hollow claims of BJP’s promise of creating 2crores of jobs every year when the youth is reeling under joblessness and price rise large scale corruption further marginalize them. In all the cases in the recent years be it VYAPAM, AIIMS or any other for that matter, there have been a few arrests which includes few students and some lower level officials but the once in the responsible positions have been booked yet. This exposes the government’s lack of political will to put it more crudely they have complete impunity.This is not the only case of corruption where applicants are going through traumatic mental torture after years of hard work without any fault at their end. There is need of serious and honest inquiry against this corruption and the people responsible for this scan should be nabbed and punished in a time bound manner.

CEC of SFI calls upon all units to organize militant protest demonstration across the entire nation against the massive scam in the SSC-CGL examinations on the 5th of March, 2018.

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