PUC row: Re-examination to be conducted on Apr. 12

Bengaluru (Karnataka): The II Pre-University Chemistry (PUC) re-examination that was scheduled on Thursday, will be conducted on April 12.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry suspended 40 employees of the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka.

The Chemistry exam that was first scheduled on March 21 was cancelled and postponed after a II PU science student alerted the authorities about the question paper leak.

Following protests by the students and parents, the state government handed over the investigation to the CID.

Nearly 1.74 lakh PU students across the state were supposed to write the Chemistry re-exam today.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah earlier today said that his government will find out the persons responsible for the repeated leak of the question paper.

“A stringent action will be taken on the offenders in question paper leakage incidents. I assure justice to the students and parents,” he tweeted.

“I have understood the pain of students and parents. I request them to be patient and keep faith on us. I assure justice to them,” he added.

Seconding the Chief Minister’s statement, Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara also condemned the incident and said that strict action will be taken once the CID files a report.

“It’s not just a 24 hour job. The CID is looking in to the matter, a second incident has happened they now will be investigating it more seriously. We will find out that who has done it. The CID is questioning few people. I understand career of so many students are involved,” said Parameshwara. (ANI)