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CPM terms Inquiry committee report eyewash

Written by: Staff

Shimla, June 17 (UNI) Terming the Inquiry committee's report on alleged irregularities in the pre medical examination (PMT) a mere eyewash, the Himachal Pradesh unit of the CPM today said the government instead of getting at the root of the problem was trying to skirt the issue.

''It is indeed shocking that the one-man committee, without going into the whole affair, had cleared the university of any irregularities and paper leak,'' party's state secretariat member Tikender Singh Panwar said here.

Action Committee of the Aggreived Parents and Students had alleged irregularities and paper leak one day before the examination to a few selected students, saying several students of a single area were selected, while those who had qualified for other examinations had failed to pass the state entrance examination.

Acceding to the parents and students' demand, the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) Vice Chancellor on June 13 ordered the constitution of a one-man Inquiry under former HPU registrar A R Chauhan, which absolved the university of any irregularity in it report submitted to the university on Thursday.

Mr Panwar said according to the information available with the party, the state government was aware of the scam and was just trying to hide facts to save the state and the institution from bad name.

Criticising state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for his remarks to a Hindi daily wherein he had refused to re-conduct the CPMT examinations, he said it would have been better for the government to order a thorough probe to arrive at the root of the problem.


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