Irregularities under CIAA scanner

KATHMANDU: The alleged irregularities in the entrance examination for post-graduate courses of the Institute of Medicine have come under the scanner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA).

"We have begun investigation in this issue," Bhagawoti Kumar Kafle, Secretary, CIAA, told The Himalayan Times today.

According to Kafle, the CIAA has recently sought documents from the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in relation to the examination and has begun its probe into the issue. Students have alleged the IoM's negligence in leaking out of question papers for a hefty sum.

"As nobody has come with the charge of bribing with clear facts, the investigation cannot work smoothly," Kafle added. The Tribhuvan University yesterday decided to scrap the entrance examination held on March 13 and 14 and directed a re-test after Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal directed the Ministry of Education to take action against those who involved in the malpractice.

"We will seek necessary documents from the University tomorrow," Kafle said adding, "We will speed up our investigation in order to find out whether the question papers were leaked and bribery was involved."

Kafle said that initial probe on the case could not establish the leaking out of the question papers. "Since the TU has scrapped the examination, we will now demand the documents based on which it scrapped the exams as it may help our investigation," he added.