The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has demanded swift action against fraudsters, who sought bribes from Meghalaya Teachers Eligibility Test (MTET) aspirants to pass the examination.
“We are completely taken aback of the fact as to how third parties acquired personal information of the candidates which is maintained and access solely by the concern authority of the State Education department,” KSU education cell chairman, Raymond Kharjana in a letter to education minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said.
The KSU while seeking for clarification on the report has also demanded action against culprits involved for smooth declaration of the examination results in coming days. They said the government should also ensure that the right to privacy of the candidates is not compromised.
On November 3, a FIR was filed by Director, Educational Research and Training (DERT), JP Lakiang at the Laitumkhrah police station against anonymous callers seeking money to pass the test.
The FIR has also attached at least six phone numbers that DERT is aware of that have been seeking cash from MTET aspirants, who sat for the examination on October 9.
What has been even more disparaging is the fact that the fraudsters managed to get hold of a database with personal numbers of teaching aspirants raising questions on the source of the leak.