Heavy bandobust arrangements, tight inspections ensure the smooth conduct of the examinations in all districts
A record number of 66,606 candidates appeared for the written examination for the 60 Village Revenue Officer (VRO) posts in Karimnagar district on Sunday.
Against a total of 87,131 candidates, who applied for VRO posts, a total of 66,606 candidates appeared while 20,528 abstained.
Similarly, against a total of 454 Village revenue assistant (VRA) posts, a total of 9,230 candidates appeared for the examinations while 2,920 abstained.
The Karimnagar bus station complex, which otherwise wears a deserted look, saw a buzz of activity on Sunday with candidates boarding various buses to reach their respective examination centre. Collector Smita Sabharwal inspected some examination centres in Karimnagar and Peddapalli.
Staff Reporter adds: In the district, about 69 per cent candidates who had applied for the VRO and VRA examinations wrote it in 44 centres.
Out of the total 12,866 applicants, 8,971 attended the VRO examination while out of the 4,436 candidates who applied, 3,066 attended for the VRA examinations.
Collector S. Suresh Kumar visited some of the centres. No untoward incident was reported at any of the exam centres.
Special Correspondent writes: District Collector V. Anil Kumar said on Sunday that 21,565 candidates appeared for the examinations out of the total 29,663 applicants who applied for the VRO and VRA posts.
In all, 19,454 candidates appeared for the exam for VRO posts in 49 centres in the morning session out of a total of 26,717 applicants while 2,111 appeared for the exam for VRA posts out of 2,946 applicants in two centres in the afternoon session on Sunday.
Meanwhile, 3,089 candidates appeared for the VRO and VRA exams in Rajampet out of a total of 4,752 applicants.
Five physically challenged candidates appeared for the exams. Rajampet RDO K. Srinivasulu inspected five exam centres. Rajampet DSP M. Rajani oversaw the bandobust arrangements.
Correspondent adds: Only 47,306 of the 63,496 applicants appeared for the written test in the district which will select candidates for the 348 posts of village revenue officers, accounting for 74.5 per cent attendance.
Latecomers not allowed
Latecomers were among the absentees. Officials manning the 210 centres in four towns were strict and did not allow those candidates who came even a minute late of the scheduled time of 10 a.m.
Of the 8,933 candidates who applied for the 26 posts of VRAs, 6,897 ( 77.2 per cent) took the examination at 35 centres spread over Nalgonda in the afternoon. The written exam for VROs' posts was conducted at Miryalaguda, Suryapet and Bhongir.
The district administration made elaborate security arrangements for the conduct of the exams. It clamped ban orders around the centres and closed all photocopying shops to prevent any malpractice.
As many as 3,340 invigilators supervised the examinations in which 210 superintendents/observers, 50 liaison officers and 22 flying squads (for VROs' exam) and 35 each chief superintendent/observers, seven liaison officers and four flying squads (VRAs' exam) were involved.
Special Correspondent adds: The examination was held at 219 centres amid tight security in Kurnool district on Sunday. A total of 59,000 candidates applied for 58 VRO posts and 5,119 candidates for 219 VRA posts.
Collector Ramsankar Naik and other senior officers personally supervised the transport of question papers and other materials to the examination centres. Later, the officers supervised the process of the examination.
The Collector reviewed the conduct in various examination centres.
Staff Reporter writes: The district administration conducted the examinations at 71 centres in the district on Sunday.
Amid tight bandobust arrangements, the candidates appeared for the VRO examination between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. while those writing for VRA took the test between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
As many as 17,946 candidates applied for the VRO test, while 6,752 candidates applied for the VRA examination.
The police made elaborate security arrangements at the examination centres where prohibitory orders under section 144 of the IPC was clamped during the time of the examinations. Around 63 special invigilation officers and 15 district level officers in the flying squads kept a close watch on the examination centres.
Staff Reporter adds: The tests were written peacefully in the district on Sunday. Out of the 27,541 applicants for the VRO exam 22,466 candidates appeared, registering 90 per cent attendance.
For the VRA exam 85 per cent candidates appeared. Out of 3,340 applicants, 3,036 candidates made it to the centres.
For two exams, 680 candidates attended. The VRO exam was conducted at 77 centres, while the VRA at 15 centres, in a free and fair manner, according to Collector D. Varaprasad.
Revenue and police personnel were put on high alert and were deployed in large numbers so as to ensure the smooth conduct of both the exams.
Heavy police bandobust was arranged for at all examination centres.
The Collector and the Joint Collector K. Harshavardhan inspected the examinations at the Government Polytechnic College for Boys here and Junior College at Dichpally respectively.