Even as the elite crime branch police of the State are yet to get any clue about the missing question papers of the Matriculation examination for which the exams were suspended last month, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) is all set to resume the suspended examinations from Tuesday.
Leaving nothing to chance, the BSE and the State School and Mass Education Department now claim that they have taken adequate measures to ensure that the unsavoury incidents of last month are not repeated this time. The Board however, learning from the past mistake, is learnt to have kept another set of questions ready this time for any unforeseen eventuality.
Hoping that everything goes off smoothly, more than 4.5 lakh students and their family members too are keeping their fingers crossed.
The examinations for Regular students which started on March 19 last was suspended midway on March 21 after it was established that some question papers were missing from an examination centre in Puri district.
The civil administration at district-level have been directed to coordinate with the Board officials in storing, distribution and transportation of question papers from nodal centres to examination centres so that the incidents of missing questions is not repeated again.
All the district collectors and superintendents of police are going to extend the help to ensure that the rescheduled matriculation examinations for Regular students are held without any further hiccups.
The government has also appointed at least 11 coordinators in many districts along with the 19 existing Circle Inspectors to act as nodal officers in each of the 30 districts to coordinate in setting of nodal centres in all the districts which would take care of the questions on each day till the examinations are over on April 26, sources said.
Sources said at least 230 nodal centres have been opened across the State to store the question papers.