T Raviraju, Vice-Chancellor, NTRUHS, excerpted to TOI, “We have decided to impose a penalty of Rs one lakh on each student who opts out of the stream after getting admission in a particular college,” on the surprising clause being introduced and the levying of the huge penalty.
The examination stands scrapped on the basis of the of a CID enquiry alleging malpractice in the entrance exam. The Government “after careful consideration” had decided to cancel the PGMET 2014 and direct the Registrar, Dr NTR University of Health Sciences to conduct the entrance examination afresh. Also as per a report submitted by the Additional Director General, CID, to the Chief Secretary, which confirmed that certain ‘consultancy service agencies’ shared leaked question paper with candidates.
The probe that shed light into the scam was originally ordered by Governor E S L Narasimhan after the sate came under President’s Rule. The state police’s Crime Investigation Department (CID) has already initiated a case against the alleged forgeries committed by unknown people.