KTR declares severe punishment for culprits.
The Minister for IT and Industries, KT Rama Rao, has stated that the accused involved in the paper leak will be severely punished under the law. He also mentioned that the foundation of Telangana Public Service Commission (TPSC) is strong and as per the preliminary report of Special Investigation Team (SIT), there was no hacking into the system. Speaking at a press conference, he said that it is unfair to blame the entire system and government for the actions of two guilty persons responsible for the leak of recruitment question papers.
KTR has requested the Director General of Police (DGP) to conduct a thorough investigation to identify those responsible for the paper leak. He expressed concerns that the paper leak was an attempt to undermine the government’s recruitment process and suggested that it may have been a conspiracy to discredit the government.
KTR drew attention to the fact that one of the accused, Rajashekhar Reddy, was allegedly involved in BJP activities, a claim backed up by social media posts and photographs. He expressed dismay that the opposition party had not addressed the matter, despite its leader Bandi Sanjay previously claiming that there was a conspiracy behind the consecutive release of job notifications.
The Minister assured that stringent action would be taken against those involved in the question paper leak issue, irrespective of their political affiliations. He urged political parties not to spread false information and incite emotions, as it could harm the lives of young people.
KTR said that the State government is planning to conduct all exams as early as possible and strict measures would be taken to avoid problems in the conduct of ensuing exams. The government is also planning to provide various facilities, including uploading study material on the website, opening 24-hour reading rooms in all districts, distributing study material, and providing free meals at study centers.
The Minister also mentioned that the government is planning to strengthen the TPSC system by initiating more reforms on the administrative front and using advanced technology in the conduct of examinations in the future. He advised youth not to get instigated by politically motivated comments and assured candidates who applied for recruitment examinations that they need not pay fees again and can appear for exams directly.