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Exam secretary asks DEO to take action

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Exam secretary asks DEO to take action

as reported by Bharat Yagnik, 1 Oct 2008, TNN


AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) examination secretary, Dinesh Patel, has asked DEO, Ahmedabad city, PB Gadhvi, to lodge a complaint in the dummy writer scam.


Gadhvi has been asked to lodge complaint against the parents of two students - Harsh Kotak and Komal Patel, who were caught faking injuries and using dummy writers in the class XII science board exams - the doctors who gave them the false certificates and the unidentified people who entered the exam centre posing as members of the invigilation squad. This was in response to an RTI application.


The administration was going slow in the case and except for barring the accused students from taking the class XII exam till 2011, no other legal action was initiated against the others as advised by the examination committee.


"This communication was sent to Gadhvi by the end of August, to which he had replied that the proceedings of the executive committee be sent to him since it is a legal process. This was also sent 15 days ago," said a senior GSHSEB official.


When Gadhvi was asked about the development, he said, "I never received any letter asking to take steps against the parents of the accused students, impostor invigilators and doctors. I would have definitely followed the orders if I had received something."


Exam secretary asks DEO to take action -Ahmedabad-Cities-The Times of India

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As reported by Tushar Tere in timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 19 June 2009:

RTI expedites probe into dummy writers' scam - Ahmedabad - Cities - The Times of India


RTI expedites probe into dummy writers' scam


When the class XII dummy writers' scam case hit a dead end, Jayesh Patel's RTI application

had the government put the case on fast



The dummy writers' scam in class XII examinations, that shook the state last year, would have got a quiet burial, had it not been for an RTI application by a businessman in Vadodara, who asked for documents from the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB).


Personnel of the Gujarat University police had given a clean chit to all the accused in the case and filed C' summary report in the court on February 5, 2009. The accused included class XII (science) students Harsh Kotak, Komal Patel and the two dummy writers who sat for them in the board examinations.


Both Kotak and Patel were accused of faking injury and then getting bright students as dummy writers to write exam papers for them. Even the then GSHSEB secretary HN Chavda, who was supervisor of the examination centre, was accused of helping the students.


While the board had given a report to the education department regarding the scam last year, no action was taken against officials involved.


"For one year, police officials investigating the case asked for documents from the education department to prepare a case against the accused. But they did not get any document or report following which police decided to file C' summary report in the court," said Jayesh Patel, who had filed the application at Gujarat University (GU) police station on April 24 this year.


Jayesh demanded details on statements of GSHSEB, education department, proof related to the case, copy of the FIR, details of investigation, laws under which the case was investigated and copy of the final report by the home station.


"I wanted to know why the accused were given a clean chit. I got a reply from the GU police station on May 7, acknowledging that they had filed C' summary report. They refused to give more details, stating that all the documents regarding the case were in court," Jayesh told TOI.


However, after his RTI application, the state government filed an affidavit in the court in the second week of May which stated that it had issued charge sheet to examination observer MC Doshi and initiated departmental inquiry against him. The education department also asked for advice from vigilance department on whether it should take action against Chavda. "What was the government doing for last one year?" asked Jayesh.

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