New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry to probe the alleged irregularities in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination held last month, an official said on Wednesday.
The move comes after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) examined the references received from the Central government into the matter.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC), which conducts examination for subordinate services, had recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged paper leaks in the Combined Graduate-Level (Tier-II) exam 2017 held on February 21.
Students have been protesting outside the SSC office at CGO complex in the national capital since February 27, seeking a CBI probe into the alleged paper leak.
"We have initiated a probe in the SSC paper leak after filing a preliminary enquiry which is the first step of a probe by the CBI. The decision to convert the preliminary enquiry into an FIR will be decided later after the investigators will find enough material in the matter," the CBI official said.
The commission conducts examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts in the central government.
In the CGLE-2017, more than 30 lakh candidates across the country had applied for just over 8,000 vacancies, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh had said.