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Highlights

  • The president of the RBSE was removed from office by the government for “incompetence”
  • This termination comes into effect after the controversy over the 2021 REET paper leak
  • REET 2021 took place on September 26, 2021

The Rajasthan government, after taking action in the case of the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) 2021 paper leak, has sacked the Chairman of the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) ), DP Jaroli, on Saturday January 29. Immediate termination went into effect due to failure to perform duties.

The chairman was removed from his post with immediate effect due to his “incompetence” to carry out his duties at the RBSE. “Those whose involvement has been found are arrested and strictly interrogated. Action is taken based on the information revealed in the investigation. Action will also be taken to suspend and immediately dismiss government employees who are found guilty of misconduct. malpractice and negligence of duty,” CM Ashok Gehlot told PTI.

Apart from the President, RBSE Secretary, Arvind Kumar Saxena, Assistant Director of College Education Branch, Dr. Subhash Yadav and BS Bairwa, Assistant Professor in Administrative Branch, were suspended due to the leaked paper in September 2021. The government of Rajasthan is also going to introduce a bill in the upcoming budget sessions to implement stricter provisions to check for paper leakage and cheating in exams.

The investigation was carried out by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Rajasthan Police. Rajasthan’s opposition party, the BJP, has called for a CBI investigation into the case. “Justice will only be served for the youth of Rajasthan when the investigation of the REET case is handed over to CBI. There is no guarantee that the CM will not affect the SOG,” the BJP chairman said, Satish Poonia.

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Responding to the statement, CM Gehlot said: “It is unfortunate that some people are creating an environment to prepare political breads so that no future recruitment exams can take place. These people are playing with the future of hundreds of thousands of candidates”.

REET 2021 took place in September 2021. The paper leak incident was highlighted when an aspirant arrived at Acharya Shri Dharam Sagar Digambar Jain Middle Secondary School Center in Ajmer and was found wearing a ‘chappal’ fitted of Bluetooth. During interrogation, a gang of five were arrested and the cheating racket was busted by state police.