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Thursday, March 2, 2006

CBI enquiry in All India PG examination 2006


After a suspected exam paper leak in Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss’ home state, results of the All India PG Medical Entrance Exams held at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences are to be scrutinised by CBI.

The case was referred to CBI after a meeting attended by the minister, Health Secretary PK Hota and AIIMS director Dr P Venugopal. Selection process has been held in abeyance. Results have not been nullified, but it might be considered after CBI submits its report, sources said. The exam was held on January 8, 2006. Over 57,000 students appeared and over 4,000 qualified the exam.

A Chennai-based NGO had complained of paper leakage in Tamil Nadu. As 37 out of 100 top-rankers were from Chennai, suspicions heightened, an official said.

Following complaints of malpractice at Chennai centres of the All India Post Graduate Examination, the Health Ministry today kept on hold the results and asked the CBI to investigate the matter.

"We have also asked the CBI to investigate the complaints of malpractices," Union Health Minister Ambumani Ramdoss said adding the counselling had also been postponed.

The minister said the government had been receiving complaints of malpractices and during the preliminary investigations, it was revealed that a large number of students from Chennai centres, who had performed badly in their under-graduate examinations, unusually got high ranks.

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