BJP Telangana Chief Bandi Sanjay calls for compensation and inquiry by a sitting judge in the TSPSC Paper Leak case.
Background: TSPSC Paper Leak 2023
The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) Paper Leak 2023 has been under investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), with the opposition party BJP demanding justice for unemployed youth and transparency in the ongoing probe. The TSPSC exams for Assistant Engineer (AE), Technical Officer (TO), and Junior Technical Officer (JTO) were canceled in March 2023 due to the paper leak scandal. Subsequently, the Group 1 Prelims Result, Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE), and Divisional Accounts Officer exams were also canceled.
We will not be afraid even if cases are registered against us. We will keep on fighting. In the TSPSC paper leak, an inquiry should be conducted by a sitting judge and Minister KTR should be sacked. A compensation of Rs.1 lakh should be given to the unemployed youths: Bandi… pic.twitter.com/Jt4Kdlk0ug
— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2023
BJP’s Stance on the Issue
BJP Telangana Chief Bandi Sanjay has been vocal about the party’s concerns regarding the paper leak. On April 15, 2023, BJP held a protest march in Hanumakonda to express their dissatisfaction with the handling of the case. Sanjay has called for an inquiry by a sitting judge and demanded the sacking of Minister KTR. He also stated that compensation of Rs 1 lakh should be provided to the unemployed youth affected by the paper leak.
Additionally, the BJP has demanded the resignation of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, holding him responsible for the scandal.
ED’s Investigation and Court’s Involvement
Local reports suggest that the ED has been granted permission by Nampally Court to question two main suspects, Praveen Kumar and Rajasekhar Reddy. The duo allegedly had access to the password and computer ID of Confidential Section Superintendent Shankara Lakshmi, enabling them to leak the exam papers.
The ED’s investigation has also raised suspicions of a large-scale money laundering scheme connected to the TSPSC Paper Leak case. Hyderabad Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) has arrested a total of 17 people allegedly involved in the paper leak.
Impact on Unemployed Youth
The TSPSC Paper Leak has had a significant impact on the lives of unemployed youth in Telangana, who had been preparing for the exams to secure government jobs. The cancellation of several exams has led to uncertainty and disappointment among these aspirants.
The BJP’s demand for compensation of Rs 1 lakh for the affected youth highlights the party’s commitment to ensuring justice and support for the unemployed during these difficult times. However, it remains to be seen whether the ruling government will act on these demands and provide the necessary compensation.
The Way Forward
The TSPSC Paper Leak 2023 scandal has raised concerns about the transparency and fairness of public service examinations in the state. The ongoing investigation by the ED, coupled with the demands of the opposition party, underscores the need for a thorough inquiry into the matter.
As the investigation progresses, it is crucial that the authorities take necessary measures to ensure that such incidents do not recur in the future. This includes strengthening the security of examination papers, enhancing the supervision of exam centers, and implementing strict penalties for those found guilty of leaking exam papers or engaging in other forms of malpractice.
Moreover, the government must address the concerns of the affected unemployed youth by providing the necessary compensation and support to help them overcome the challenges caused by the paper leak.