Tamper-free, zero-error examinations a commitment: Dharmendra Pradhan on high-level committee for functioning of NTA

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the high-level committee of experts is the first of a series of steps to improve efficiency of the examination process and put an end to all possible malpractices.

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Updated22 Jun 2024, 06:21 PM IST
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan addresses a press conference.
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan addresses a press conference.(PTI)

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that tamper-free and zero-error examination is a commitment.

Pradhan's remark comes after the government formed a high-level committee of experts to ensure transparent, smooth and fair conduct of examinations amid an ongoing row over NEET-UG results and cancellation of UGC-NET examinations.

Also Read | Amid NEET row, expert panel to monitor conduct of examinations: Details here

“Transparent, tamper-free and zero-error examinations are a commitment. Setting up of the high-level committee of experts is the first of a series of steps to improve efficiency of the examination process, put an end to all possible malpractices, strengthen data security protocols and overhaul and reform the NTA,” said Pradhan in a post on X.

He further added that the student interests and their bright future will always be the government’s top priority.

Earlier in the day, the Education Ministry announced the formation of a high-level committee to ensure transparent, smooth and fair conduct of examinations through the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Also Read | NEET PG 2024: All to know before heading to exam centre on June 23

The committee of experts will make recommendations on reform in the mechanism of examination process, improvement in Data Security protocols, and the structure and functioning of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The ministry said that the committee should submit its report to the Ministry within two months.

The committee can also co-opt any Subject-Matter Expert to assist them.

Also Read | Centre brings into force stringent law to curb irregularities in exam

Members of committee

Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman, ISRO and Chairman BoG, IIT Kanpur, will be the Chairman of the committee.

Members

– Dr. Randeep Guleria, former Director, AIIMS Delhi.

– Prof. B J Rao, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Hyderabad.

– Prof. Ramamurthy K, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras.

– Pankaj Bansal, Co-Founder, People Strong and Board Member- Karmayogi Bharat.

– Prof. Aditya Mittal, Dean Student Affairs, IIT Delhi

– Shri Govind Jaiswal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education, Government of India

Meanwhile, the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 2024 which aims to prevent unfair means in public examinations and common entrance tests held across the country came into effect on Friday.

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First Published:22 Jun 2024, 06:21 PM IST
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