Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: In a relief to the candidates, who had appeared for the re-examination of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2017 held last year, the Supreme Court last week allowed the Staff Selection Commission to declare the result of the re-examination.

A bench of Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer said that injunction granted on August 31, last year on the declaration of result for SSC CGL, 2017, would not continue on a re-examination conducted on March 9, 2018. Lakhs of unemployed youths have suffered because of a corrupt person from the organisation, PTI reported.

Besides, the bench set up a high-powered committee comprising Nandan Nilekani, and computer scientist Vijay P Bhatkar to suggest reforms ensuring fair competitive examinations by government bodies in the country while scheduling April 9 as the next date of hearing.

The examination papers of the SSC CGL 2017 were allegedly leaked, leading to huge protests from applicants. Later, SSC recommended a CBI probe into the allegations of paper leak.

Amid the protests, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) had recommended a CBI probe into the allegations of paper leak.

On the other hand, on August 31, 2018, the SC had stayed the declaration of result of the SSC CGL and Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination held in 2017, which was appeared by lakhs of students, saying it seemed that the entire test and the system was 'tainted'.

With PTI Inputs