Staff Reporter

DHARMAPURI: Students who are found indulging in malpractices during the public examinations will be barred from writing examination for the next two years, said Collector P. Amutha.

Presiding over a district level monitoring committee meeting here she said the Plus-Two examinations will begin on March 2, SSLC on March 23 and Matriculation examinations on March 18.

Higher Secondary examinations would be held at 34 centres and private candidates would appear for the examinations at three centres. The question papers were kept under tight security at eight centres.

15,500 students

As many as 15,500 students are appearing for the Plus-Two examinations. Out of which 7,392 were boys, 6,441 girls and 1,667 private candidates.

If any school under the management was found to be encouraging students to indulge in exam malpractices, the recognition and status as examination centre would be cancelled forthwith, the Collector said.

To avert untoward incidents during examinations a committee has been formed under the chairmanship of the Collector with District Revenue Officer, Deputy Superintendents of Police and tahsildars as members.

A flying squad under the CEO, DEO, will go round the examination centres.

Armed police personnel are posted at the centres where the question papers were kept, Collector added.

The District Revenue Officer, R. Maheshwari; Chief Education Officer Rajarajan; Chief Education Officer (SSA) S. Suganya; District Education Officer Thangarasu; District Primary Education Officer N. Thirunavukkarasu; DSPs’ Panchavarnam and Mohan and tahsildars attended the meeting.