July 2, 2013, 12:00 am
A Central Board of School Education (CBSE) official who was overseeing AIEEE till last year has been accused of revealing the questions paper via text messages. The CBSE official has also been accused of allowing an online AIEEE test centre in Kota, Rajasthan.
Pitam Singh, the head of special exams at CBSE, is under the CBI scanner after the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, based on a preliminary inquiry, found some truth in a complaint forwarded by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in December last year.
Singh, who was responsible for conducting the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) from 2005 to 2012 — the largest engineering entrance test in the country — has been accused of making money by allegedly leaking AIEEE questions papers. Apart from this, he has also been accused of indulging in corruption while managing bids for the conduct of online examination for AIEEE.
The anonymous complaint also said that Singh’s wife who was running a chain of Mothers Pride schools in the capital had shown inflated number of students in her school to explain the disproportionate assets of the family.
Singh had denied the allegation saying it was part of professional jealousy and he was being framed in the case.