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Bihar Government suspends IAS officer for his alleged role in a leakage of Question Papers

The Bihar IAS Association has protested against the arrest of Kumar and also demanded a CBI probe into the case

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Patna, March 3, 2017:  The Bihar government on Friday suspended an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer for his alleged role in a leakage of question papers, an official said.

“The state government has suspended Sudhir Kumar, Chairman of Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Bihar, a week after he was arrested from neighbouring Jharkhand in connection with a leakage of question papers,” a General Administration Department official said.

The department has also issued a notification to this effect.

Kumar, a 1987-batch IAS officer, was arrested along with four of his close relatives from Hazaribagh district.

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He had widely been known as a hard working and honest officer.

The Bihar IAS Association has protested against the arrest of Kumar and also demanded a CBI probe into the case.

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raised the issue of Kumar’s arrest in the ongoing budget session of the state assembly.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Bihar Police, which arrested Kumar, has submitted evidences against him to the state government. The SIT is said to have informed the government that it has strong evidences against the officer.

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Last month after the leakage surfaced, the examination for recruitment of clerks in the state government, which was conducted in two parts on February 5 and 8, was cancelled.

The leaked questions appeared in the social media sites and WhatsApp on both dates and went viral in no time.

The SIT has also arrested the owner of a printing press in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, where the SSC, Bihar, question papers were printed.

During the interrogation of the owner, it was established that the papers were leaked from there ahead of the examinations, police officials said.

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The Bihar government had suspended SSC Secretary Parmeshwar Ram before he was also arrested earlier this week.

More than 20 persons have so far been arrested over the leakage of question paper. (IANS)

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AP EAMCET 2018 Application Process: All You Need To Know

The application process has four steps: payment of application fees, filling the form with required details, uploading scanned images and printing the filled out form after submission

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Eligible candidates can apply for this exam via online mode only at the official website of JNTU. Wikimedia Commons
  • The tentative date for the commencement of AP EAMCET 2018 application process is the second week of February
  • Candidates can apply for more than one course but only a single application can be submitted by a candidate for the Engineering, Medical and Agricultural courses
  • Applicants should make sure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria and then only should proceed with the application process

The application form for AP EAMCET 2018 is going to be released shortly by JNTU. Eligible candidates can apply for this exam via online mode only at the official website of JNTU. The official dates for the application procedure have not been announced yet, however, the tentative date for the commencement of application process is the second week of February and candidates will be able to fill the form till the fourth week of March 2018.

Candidates can apply for more than one course but only a single application can be submitted by a candidate for the Engineering, Medical and Agricultural courses. The application process has four steps: payment of application fees, filling the form with required details, uploading scanned images and printing the filled out form after submission. Students failing to submit the application until the last date will be able to submit the form only after paying late fees ranging from INR 500 to 10,000.

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Candidates will be able to make modifications or corrections in their respective forms from April. They must make sure that the correction window will be active for a limited time period only.  Upon successful registration, candidates can avail their admit cards from April.

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Before filling the application form for AP EAMCET, applicants must ensure that they are ready with all the important documents including Aadhar Card Number, Date of birth, Hall Ticket number of Qualifying Examination, Hall Ticket number of SSC or equivalent examination, Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC candidates), PH, NCC, Sports etc., Annual Income of parents, Study or Residence or relevant certificate for proof of local status (12 years), Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking details.

Students are allowed to modify/ rectify some information but not all on the application form. Wikimedia Commons
Students are allowed to modify/ rectify some information but not all on the application form. Wikimedia Commons

Applicants should make sure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria and then only should proceed with the application process. The online application process for AP EAMCET is carried out in 4 important steps. First, the application fee of INR 450 for one course and INR 900 for both the courses has to be paid in the online mode through credit card/ debit card/ net banking and the fee amount depends on the course applied for.

After fee payment, candidates can proceed to fill up the application form which includes candidates’ personal and academic details, qualifying examination details, details needed for common entrance test, the preferred location for exam centre – primary district, secondary district and preference of 3 cities to be chosen from options in each district.

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After filling the form, candidates have to upload the scanned copy of a recent passport size photograph and scanned copy of the signature which should be maximum 30 KB and 15 KB respectively. Make sure that both of these are in JPG format. After filling the application form and uploading the required documents, candidates should verify that all the input details are correct and finally submit the form.

JNTU provides the facility to make corrections or modifications in the application form. But, only students who submitted the application form within the last date will be able to avail this facility. The correction window will be made active online only for a limited time period.

However, students are allowed to modify/ rectify some information but not all on the application form. To rectify the details that are not allowed to be modified, students have to submit a special written request along with relevant documents and the filled out application form and send all those via email.

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Details that can be altered include that of the qualifying examination, personal details, details of the study and the applicants’ address. However, there are certain fields which cannot be modified and these include stream, candidates’ name, signature, photograph and qualifying exam hall ticket number. So, fill all these details accurately else a special request will have to be made along with submission of valid documents and has to be sent via email to the concerned authorities.