Anna Hazare joined the protests against the SSC examination paper leaks on Sunday, March 4 2018. The examination, that was supposed to be held for 9,372 vacancies, was allegedly leaked in February. The aspirants have asked for a CBI investigation into the case. The protests have been taking place at the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) office at CGO complex in Lodhi Road since February 27, 2018. Quickly, the protests have taken a political color, as Congress slammed the BJP goverment, and called the leaks as another Vyapam scam, asking for a complete CBI probe in the case and catch the people who are responsible.
There has been pressure from the political party to resolve the situation quickly, before the exam is conducted again on March 9, 2018.
The SSC examination which had been scheduled for 21 February had to be cancelled when screen shots of the examination paper came in circulation om the social media. This prompted the SSC board to release the statement, “The commission has received a few screenshots in the afternoon of 23.2.2018 of quantitative ability (paper-1) apparently taken on 21.2.2018 at around 12.30 pm belonging to a candidate namely Sachin Chouhan (roll number 2201281955). These snapshots are being circulated after about 48 hours of completion of the CGLE (Tier-II) Examination, 2017 and appear to be manipulated and would have no significance on the sanctity of the examination. Earlier also, at around 10.15 am on 21.2.2018, the commission received an information that some of the answer keys of paper I, to be held at 10.30 am on that day of the examination, were being circulated on the social media/e-mails. The commission investigated into the matter and found that the claims were absolutely bogus and baseless.”
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has met the protesting candidates and assured that a clear probe will be launched in the case and appropriate actions will be taken against the culprits.