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RINL clarifies of no leakage in test paper related to online test for JT, OCM posts

Visakhapatnam, Sep 20 (UNI) Management of the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), here on Friday clarified that the probe agency constitued by it has revealed in its report that there is no leakage in test paper related to the online test for recruitment of Junior Trainee and OCM posts held on September 7 and 8 at 30 cities in 142 centres across the country.

In a statement, Deputy General Manager (CC) R P Sharma that there were reports in a section of media/electronic channels that there was alleged leakage of question paper related to the online test for recruitment of Junior Trainee & OCM posts.

RINL was also in receipt of e-mails on September 10 with allegation of paper leakage in JT online test enclosing the screenshots of the question paper from an exam.

RINL management viewed the issue seriously and ordered a thorough enquiry into the matter, he said that on verification, it was found that the screenshot belongs to Srikanth Dasari, Regd No: RINL 19116241, who appeared for the online test at Vivekananda Institute of Technology and Science, Karimnagar, Telangana for Junior Trainee-Mechanical discipline on September 8 ,2019 in the morning session.

The test conducting agency was asked to investigate the issue and submit a detailed report on the allegation.

The agency through internal process analysis and verification of the CCTV footage of the lab in which the candidate had taken the test, submitted the findings and said it is suspected that the candidate has used a high end sophisticated device/camera embedded in a pen/pendent worn by the candidate, the release said.

The candidate checking process was done by physical frisking and a Hand Held Metal Detector and hence the candidate was not in a possession of mobile phone during the exam.

The candidate has uploaded the screen shots of the examination in social media, 48 hours after the last examination was held. Hence, the said incident was clearly ‘not a paper leak’, the agency said in its finding report.

From the CCTV footage it is apparent that the candidate has indulged in malpractice by trying to smuggle out the questions during the Online test.

In this background, RINL has filed FIR at the concerned Police station at Karimnagar and has also blacklisted Srikanth Dasari from all future recruitments of RINL for involving in malpractice, the release said.

As a preventive measure and also to improve the security during online recruitment test of RINL in all future recruitments, it is decided to prohibit carrying stationary items like pens, pencils, scales, watches, health bands, footwear, jackets, goggles, jewellery viz; chains, earrings, metal bangles, nose pins, necklace, pendants by the candidates into the exam hall.

Further, the agency will be asked to supply pens to the candidates for their use during the online test, the release added.
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