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“UP Police Recruitment Board Chairperson Removed Amid Alleged Exam Paper Leak”

On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh government ousted Renuka Mishra from her role as the chairperson of the UP Police Recruitment and Promotion Board amid accusations of a leaked question paper for a constable recruitment examination. Following her removal, Mishra has been placed on a “wait list,” while Director Vigilance Rajiv Krishna has been tasked with additional responsibilities for the board, according to official sources quoted by PTI.

Responding to the allegations, the government established a Special Task Force (STF) to probe the matter. The constable recruitment exam, intended to fill over 60,000 positions, drew participation from more than 48 lakh candidates. However, the examination was invalidated following reports of the leaked paper, a contention refuted by the UP Police Recruitment and Promotion Board.

The Board asserted that preliminary investigations uncovered individuals exploiting Telegram’s edit feature to propagate false claims about a paper leak on various social media platforms. It assured the public of a comprehensive inquiry into these incidents and reaffirmed its commitment to upholding transparency and integrity in all examinations.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared a re-examination to be conducted within six months, with ongoing inquiries into the issue. Meanwhile, the state police have taken action, detaining or arresting 244 individuals across Uttar Pradesh suspected of engaging in or planning to engage in unfair practices during the police constable recruitment exam.

The extensive recruitment campaign, dubbed ‘Mission Rozgar,’ was launched by the Yogi government in December, aiming to fill the highest number of vacant constable positions in the state’s history. The exam, held at 2385 centers across all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, aimed to fill 60,244 positions within the UP police force.

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