Ayush admission irregularities in UP: Two probe teams have been formed to find the suspects | Tech US News

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Two sets of probes will try to go on the hunt for the people who wrongfully “managed” the admissions of 891 students of Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy (Ayush) courses in Uttar Pradesh.

These students were admitted allegedly in violation of the rules, allegedly by swapping the names of shortlisted candidates with those who scored poorly in the NEET-2021 exam, people familiar with the matter said.

While police officials constitute one investigation team, the other is headed by a senior Ayush official.

An FIR has been lodged at Hazratganj police station in this matter. Ayush Minister Dayashankar Mishra ‘Dayal’ has ordered a high-level internal inquiry.

The students under scrutiny include 43 students pursuing first year Ayurveda course in government colleges while 473 have got admission in private Ayurveda colleges.

They also include six students of Government Homeopathy Colleges, two Private Homeopathy Colleges, four students of Government Unani Colleges and 363 students of Private Unani Colleges. These students were admitted through NEET-2021 which is a gateway for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS and BUMS seats.

“Our investigation will be at the highest level and conducted in complete transparency. We would reach the culprit and punish him,” Ayush Minister Dayashankar Mishra told ‘Dayalu.’

A special secretarial level investigates questionable admissions.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the details of qualified NEET candidates received from the Directorate of Medical Education, Uttar Pradesh and used for allotment of seats in Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy faculties were “corrupted”.

“The matter came to light when two lists of shortlisted candidates, one by the national testing agency and the other submitted by an agency hired to advise the Ayurveda Directorate, did not match,” said a senior official in the Ayurveda department.

The police investigation will include the technical aspects of the “data breach”, with the team focusing on determining exactly when the data was compromised and whether it was compromised as the initial investigation suggests. It is suspected that “data corruption” paved the way for admission of undeserving candidates.

Laptops and all other equipment used by agency representatives hired for consultancy work will be seized by police teams and examined by cyber experts.

The internal investigation, which uncovered a “data breach,” will try to determine whether the 891 or more students were admitted in violation of the rules. This inquiry will also check whether any of the officials in the Ayurveda or Unani department knew about the admission fraud.

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