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TANGEDCO ensures uninterrupted power supply during exam hours

A blind student in St. Annes Girls Higher Secondary School writing the Plus Two examination with the help of a scribe in Krishnagiri on Thursday.-Photo: N. Bashkaran
A blind student in St. Annes Girls Higher Secondary School writing the Plus Two examination with the help of a scribe in Krishnagiri on Thursday.-Photo: N. Bashkaran

Generators hired for power back-up in 76 examination centres in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri remained unused with the State's power agency ensuring uninterrupted supply during exam hours.

The generators were hired by examination centre heads for Rs. 1,500-2,000 per day, as promised by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa last month that the State government will arrange for alternate power supply if it cannot altogether avoid power outages.

Going by her announcement, 76 generators were hired and kept ready at 35 centres in Krishnagiri and 41 centres in Dharmapuri.

However, the generators had to remain unused, as the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) had maintained uninterrupted power from morning to evening.

Examination details

From both the districts, 39,330 students took Plus Two examinations. Of this, 19,595 were girls.

Krishnagiri District Collector C.N. Maheshwaran inspected the arrangements in some examination centres in Krishnagiri Town with K. Ramanujam, Chief Educational Officer. No incident of copying was reported from any part of the district, Mr. Ramanujam said. Three dyslexic students, who took the examinations, were given overtime for completing their papers.

Scribes supported 16 blind students who wrote the examination.

Dharmapuri District Collector R. Lilly inspected the arrangements at Thoppur and Nallampalli Government Higher Secondary Schools with S. Suganya, Chief Educational Officer.

Ms. Suganya couldn't be contacted for any examination-related queries.

There were 1,467 teachers and officials on exam-related duty in the district, including the officials deployed in flying squads.

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