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Students of Kamala Nehru Women’s College in Bhubaneswar appearing for the Plus II examination which begins on Monday.
Students of Kamala Nehru Women’s College in Bhubaneswar appearing for the Plus II examination which begins on Monday.

Staff Reporter

Close circuit cameras being installed on pilot basis to check malpractice

BHUBANESWAR: Even as the annual plus II examinations being conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) got under way at hundreds of centres across Orissa from Monday, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) announced the schedule of its annual matriculation examination that will begin from March 26.

For the first time respective boards are ready with installation of close circuit cameras to check malpractices on pilot basis.

“We have made elaborate arrangements at 886 centres. As many as 1,96,065 candidates are appearing for examinations. No report has been received on any disturbance on the first day,” CHSE Examination Controller Kailash Rout said.

This time, the council provided stitched papers having manufacturing uniqueness to make the examination process more transparent, Mr. Rout said adding that high powered central squad comprising 60 persons were making regular inspections at various centres.

Meanwhile, BSE president Arun Samantray said the matriculation examinations would begin from March 26 and continue till April 5.

Practical exams

Candidates would appear practical examinations in four subjects such as agriculture, dairy and pisciculture, science and computer education in secondary level for the first time from this year.

As many as 3,76,763 candidates from 7242 schools would appear the annual matriculation examination at 1,723 centres, Mr. Samantray said.

He said about 130 centres had been declared as super sensitive which would be manned by a dedicated team of supervisors. Moreover, 69 special squads would visit sensitive centres to prevent malpractice.

Besides, elite squads were constituted to build up concrete evidence of mismanagement during examinations, Mr. Samantray said.

Elite squads

“The elite squads have been provided cameras. They will go to examination centres as normal persons. But they will click photographs whenever they will find any irregularities in the examination process,” the BSE president said.

“The board is committed to publish the results of matriculation examinations by June 16,” Mr. Samantray said.

Meanwhile, the State government is planning to put alternative arrangement in place to counter emergency situation in wake of the mass-leave threatened by High School contractual teachers.


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