Steps taken to prevent disturbances near exam centres
The Plus Two examinations got under way in various parts of The Nilgiris district on Friday.
According to Chief Education Officer M. Vasu, as many as 8,013 students including 4,307 girls are appearing for the examinations in the district. They included 4,984 students (2,737 girls) in the Coonoor education district and 3,029 students (1,570 girls) in the Gudalur education district.
The number of schools was 70 and the total number of examination centres in Coonoor education district was 23 and in Gudalur education district nine, he added.
Pointing out that The Nilgiris revenue district had been divided into zones, Mr. Vasu said that 45 flying squads had been formed in Coonoor and 18 in Gudalur to ensure that the students did not resort to copying. In addition, 58 standing squads had been formed.
The total number of Chief Superintendents was 23 in Coonoor and nine in Gudalur. There were an equal number of department and additional department officers. The total number of supervisors was 260 in Coonoor and 160 in Gudalur.
Security had been provided to each centre to prevent entry of unauthorised persons. Adequate number of officials had been drafted for examination duty.
The police said that steps had been taken to prevent disturbances near the examination centres.
Teams headed by inspectors had been formed to carry out surprise inspections.
The Nilgiris Collector Archana Patnaik carried out a surprise inspection at the centre in the Breeks Memorial School here.