Finding answer papers of a few examinations of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University on Raipur Road, in Bhandara, created confusion among people. The written answer papers, however, were of summer 2019 examinations, posing no threat to the students.
Inquiry with the University officials revealed the details of what could have happened. Professor Prafulla Sable, Director, Examinations and Evaluation of RTMNU, stated that the answer papers of all the examinations are retained by the university for one year and then sold out by inviting tenders. On receiving information about answer papers spilled on road in Bhandara, Professor Sable made inquiry with the person who had purchased the answer books.
Professor Sable also stated that the answer books, thus sold, are packed in gunny bags and loaded in truck(s). Usually these answer papers are given to paper mills in Raipur or another near Tumsar. In the instant case, the truck carrying the answer papers met with a minor accident near Bhandara on Raipur Road. The answer papers spilled because of damage caused to the gunny bags containing the answer papers. He has also appealed to the students not to panic, as the answer books were not of the ongoing examinations. The answer books are destroyed or sold out only after all the formalities of valuation, revaluation etc are carried out.