SSC CGL Exam Paper leak: Amid Disappointment, SC seeks Final report within a month

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the CBI to submit its final report regarding the probe into the alleged Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL examination paper leak 2017.

While the candidates are still disappointed over the alleged paper leak, which witnessed a huge protest from job seekers for several days, the apex court’s decision is seen as a ray of hope towards early hearing of the case.

“The CBI shall submit a final report to this court within a period of four weeks on all issues referred to it. They shall also keep the case diary ready in court for perusal, if necessary, on the next date of hearing. List on December 13,” a bench of justices S A Bobde and L N Rao said.

Earlier on October 29, the apex court had favoured cancelling the 2017 SSC examination and holding it afresh by the National Testing Agency or the CBSE stating it to be in the interest of students.

The Centre had earlier said that the problem occurred in only one examination paper, held on February 26, and it was due to some technical snag.

The Centre had also termed the allegations of paper leak as ‘bald and in general’ and opposed the contention for scrapping the entire examinations.