Centre sacks National Testing Agency (NTA)'s chief amid NEET, UGC-NET row

New Delhi, Jun 22 (IANS): The Centre on Saturday sacked National Testing Agency (NTA)'s Director General (DG) Subodh Kumar Singh amid the ongoing row over alleged irregularities in the NEET and UGC-NET.

India Trade Promotion Organization's Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola, a retired IAS officer, has been given the additional charge of the post of the DG, NTA.

The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

The services of Singh have been placed on compulsory wait in the Department of Personnel and Training, according to a notification issued by the Appointments Committee.

Earlier in the day, the Education Ministry constituted a high-level committee of experts to make recommendations on reform in the mechanism of the examination process, improvement in data security protocols, structure and functioning of the NTA.

Recently, the UGC-NET was cancelled just a day after the examination were conducted. Also, the NTA on Friday announced the postponement of Joint CSIR-UGC-NET, which was scheduled for June 25-27.







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  • martin, bantwal

    Sun, Jun 23 2024

    FEKUs NIKAMMA govt cant even do 1 test without scams uggh!24 lakh of students answered NEET, they'd studied hearts out.. it takes months of preparation.. huge sacrifices.. & good deal of money. We've lost scores of bright aspiring doctors because of feku's callousness. But this scam ridden, criminal RSS-BJP govt is so careless ,so insensitive without a care just does eyewash by removing an officer!! in chaiwallah's Godra, Gujrat massive scam unearthed where students submit blank answer sheets then it'll be filled by expert!! for which student has to pay in lakhs!. This how metric failed VISWAGURU wants to create doctors! story of other entrance tests also more less same. all this scam was chaiwallah's creation. He & RSS-BJP wanted everything to centralize. Then it'd be easy to leak the paper to selected coaching centers(which pay crores to RSS-BJP).THIS WHOLE SCAM was & is fekus idea. just like de-monit scam.

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  • Mohammed ansar, UDYAVARA,

    Sun, Jun 23 2024

    PM's graduation certificate isi aadmi ne banaya hai lagta hai. Now the issue is in foreign countries Indian graduation certificates will be questionable. Definitely they will come out with new policy for certificate verification.

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  • Ananda Moorthi., Thokkottu,575017.

    Sun, Jun 23 2024

    Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.......?...who gave the CLEAN CHIT without knowing anything !!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 23 2024

    This gentleman by virtue of his high position had very high accountability, which cannot at all be justified by just removing him from the chair; further thorough and transperent investigation needs to be done, in our larger interests of the lacs of students and the newer future aspirants, to get into the root of this scam, and expose all the bigger fishes involved or it will leave a big indelible question mark on the quality of our higher education!! Please note that this is a very personal opinion based on information available in the public domain and my perception; kindly do not believe in anybody's personal opinion; please always do your own research and analysis 🤔🙏🙏

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