Ahmedabad, 29/1: In yet another embarrassment for the Gujarat administration, the competitive recruitment examination paper for the post of junior clerks in the state government was “postponed” after reports that question paper was leaked. Over a dozen persons are said to have been detained by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), which has been asked to investigate the leak.
The exams were to be conducted on Sunday morning in which about 10 lakh candidates were set to appear for vacancies to 3,350 posts. In a statement, the government said that the exams were postponed in view of suspicion of leak. The examination was being conducted by Gujarat Panchayat Service Selection Board.
It said that the decision was taken after police information that one suspicious person was caught on Saturday night with a copy of the question paper.
“While the police are investigating the case further to lodge a criminal case, it has been decided to postpone the recruitment examination in the interest of candidates,” the statement read. It added that a new date for conducting the exams will be decided soon.
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