Editorial

Recruitment test question paper leak

Do not destroy the future of the qualified job seekers


Bangladeshpost
Published : 23 Jan 2022 09:29 PM

We express our deep concern and frustration over the authorities’ failure to stop question paper leak of recruitment test for government jobs. Plainclothes police on Saturday disclosed that they have arrested 10 members of a gang, including a female upazila vice chairman, for their suspected involvement in leaking recruitment test question papers of Controller General Defence Finance (CGDF)'s Auditor recruitment examination. Six ear devices, master cards, six mobile SIM holders, five bank checques, seven non-judicial stamps, 10 smartphones, 18 admit cards and 3 sets of leaked question papers of a recruitment test were seized from their possession. 

A test was held on Friday for recruiting 550 auditors for Defence Finance Department of Office of Controller General Defence Finance. Police arrested the gang members based on secret information that the gang members were involved in leaking question paper of the test and supplying answers to candidates through digital devices and mobile apps. The arrestees reportedly confessed that they had earned huge money by leaking question papers of different recruitment tests for government service.

Authorities 

concerned must take stern 

action to check question paper leakage in

 the government job recruitment process

Though our law enforcement agencies claimed success in combating other crimes, they failed to tackle question paper leakage. It has been noticed, although the law enforcers detained many people in connection with the question paper leaks in government job recruitment tests and other public examinations, they could not track down the main players. 

As a result, the qualified and talented youths having higher educational qualifications from different prestigious universities are failing to get job while a section of unskilled and dishonest people are getting employed in exchange of huge amount of bribe money.

And when these unskilled and dishonest people will be employed in government jobs, they will also be involved in corruption, misappropriation of money and misuse of power instead of providing services to people.  Therefore, the authorities concerned must take stern action to check question paper leakage in the government job recruitment process. 

Alongside taking strong security measures, the government will also have to develop some innovative systems including introduction of lottery to choose question sets and special security envelope so that the question papers are not leaked. The government must safeguard the future of the brilliant and qualified job seekers. All concerned should work to prevent question paper leakage.