GUWAHATI: The Assam Government has extended the term of the Justice Biplab Kumar Sharma Commission till August 31, 2023, or till the time of submission of the report of the Commission, whichever is earlier. In this regard, the Political Department, Government of Assam, has issued a notification.
The Assam Government had formed a one-man judicial inquiry commission headed by Justice Biplab Kumar Sharma, retired Judge of Gauhati High Court, to inquire into the allegations of anomalies and malpractices in the conduct of the Combined Competitive Examination (CCE), 2014 examination of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
The extended term of the Commission had ended on May 20, 2023. As the Commission had to look into many angles in the cash-for-job scam, it sought more time from the government for the submission of the report. Taking this into consideration, the government has further extended the term of the Commission till August 31, 2023, or till the time of submission of the report of the Commission, whichever is earlier.
According to sources, the enquiry into the alleged anomalies in the CCE, 2014 exam is in its final stage. The Commission is only waiting for the opinion of the Forensic Analytical Crime Lab (FACL) on the handwriting samples of some candidates. Sources further said that the Commission has started the process of drafting the report.
The Justice Biplab Kumar Sharma Commission had also probed the allegations of anomalies and malpractices in the conduct of CCE, 2013. The Commission submitted its report and the report is being examined by the government.