SSC CGL 2018 Scam & Protests - What Are The Issues?

SSC CGL 2018 Scam & Protests - Supreme Court will Hear CBI Inquiry Plea!

(Selection Staff Commission)SSC Scam is one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter in India. SSC is in news for various reasons, one most recent being related to Re-Exam of Quantitative Aptitude Exam for SSC CGL. #SSCSCAM is the most trending under which all the outrage of many students is spoken. 
SSC CGL 2018 Scam & Protests - Supreme Court will Hear CBI Inquiry Plea!

Read this article on SSC Scam to know in details on How and Why it started, what are the consequences of SSC Scam, what are the immediate demands of the protesters and most importantly what SSC Chairman, Mr. Ashim Khurana has to say about this chaos.

Supreme Court to hear PIL Seeking CBI Investigation on SSC Scam

Update as of 5th March 2018:
Supreme Court today said it will hear the plea seeking an investigation into the alleged SSC exam scam on 12th March. It also agreed that all evidence of examination malpractices (submitted by students) will be handed over to the CBI for inquiry. The evidence mainly includes screenshots of the questions taken during the examination from 17.2.2018 to 22.2.2018.

Earlier, renowned Activist Anna Hazare also had met Staff Selection Commission (SSC) aspirants and supported their demand of CBI probe.

Take a look at Official Tweet from ANI (Asia News International) on this matter:

CBI Enquiry Recommendation Accepted by SSC

Update as of 4th March 2018:

Amidst all the protests and sloganeering, the SSC has been conducting meetings with delegations and few protestors to know their demands. A delegation of protestors led by Member of Parliament Mr Manoj Tiwari met the SSC Chairman today, i.e. 4th March 2018. They demanded that a CBI Enquiry should take place. In a recent notice published by SSC on their Official Website, a few important agreements took place. Read to know more.

SSC has agreed to recommend the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) to conduct a CBI Enquiry of the allegations.
The allegations pertain to the SSC CGL Paper Leak. The CGL exam was conducted from 7th February to 22nd February.
SSC has also mentioned in their notice that, all the pieces of evidence, with regards to the leak (e.g. screenshots, footage) shall be handed over to the CBI for the inquiry.

Here is a Preview of the Latest Notice from the Chairman’s Desk regarding the Acceptance of a CBI Enquiry.
SSC CGL 2018 Scam & Protests - Supreme Court will Hear CBI Inquiry Plea!

When and Why did SSC Scam Start?

On 21st of February 2018, SSC Released an Official Notice apologizing for the technical failure which caused the delay of Quantitative Aptitude Exam. SSC Quants Exam was supposed to take place on 21st February 2018 but due to this technical failure, SSC had to cancel the exam. The Commission after consulting with all the regional offices decided to re-conduct the Quantitative Exam on 9th March 2018.

Check out the Official SSC Notice regarding Re-Exam of Quantitative Aptitude Paper.

What were the Consequences of SSC Notice?

As soon as the notice came out, there was an outrage among all the students. various videos & messages started circulating on social media which indicated that some questions got leaked.This led to the speculation among candidates that cheating took place in some exam centers. Which eventually led to the cancellation of the Quantitative Aptitude Exam.

The outrage was seen in various formats like Twitter Comments & Protests. Take a look at various tweets by angry students and protests. Many students are even tweeting to the Prime Minister of India to look into this matter. Candidates are also demanding CBI inquiry over these repeated mistakes from SSC’s part. Protest have also been taken in various parts of India. Have a look at the exclusive footage of protests.

What are the Immediate Demands of SSC Scam Protesters?

  • Change the Vendor: There are many instances where SSC itself declared that due to technical issues this/that problem occurred. Sometimes even marked answers get unmarked and prefilled answers in some centers.
  • CBI Inquiry: It is most important to know the root cause and people involved in this scam. As per the current method, only small fishes are getting caught, but we want whales.
  • Normalisation: Students want normalisation in all SSC Exams if the exam has to be conducted in multiple days/shifts.
  • Reserve List: From past many years it is seen that many candidates do not join the department and the seat remains vacant. They demand that SSC should also create a reserve list, in case the candidate fails to join a department.
  • Representation List: In each of the exams conducted by SSC there are many wrong answers and SSC Official Answer Keys. SSC Charges Rs. 100 to challenge the SSC Key. They want that if the challenge is correct then Rs. 100 should be refunded back to them.
  • Descriptive Paper: They want the descriptive paper to be of qualifying nature as the evaluation involves human calculation so it can be biased.

What is SSC Chairman’s Message?

Let us know have a look at the SSC Chairman’s message regarding this SSC Scam. Here are the few snippets of what SSC Chairman, Mr. Ashim Khurana has to say about this fiasco.
  • He said that the Staff Selection Commision had agreed to meet the representative of the agitating group yesterday.
  • During that meeting, they were asked to show some evidence in support of their allegations.
  • A deadline of 6:00 PM, 28th February 2018 was given to the agitation groups to produce strong full proof evidence.
You can download the Official SSC Chairman Notice regarding SSC Scam here

Apart from the CGL fiasco, SSC has made some sudden changes in the process of SSC MTS too, which has left the aspirants baffled. And now these potholes in the process of conducting CGL Tier 2 after multiple reschedules of the exam, clearly indicate that SSC is not able to live up to the expectations of the aspirants.

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