Security blanket for Matric re-exams

BHUBANESWAR: Matriculation re-examination scheduled to go underway from April 17 will be held under security blanket with the State Government on Thursday ordering round-the-clock armed police

Published: 30th March 2012 05:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:50 PM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Matriculation re-examination scheduled to go underway from April 17 will be held under security blanket with the State Government on Thursday ordering round-the-clock armed police security around the centres right from receiving question papers till the end of the examinations.

As the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha, is set to introduce a new system for distribution of question papers through designated nodal centres in the districts, the Government has directed the collectors, SPs and DCPs to identify such institutions in consultation with district education officers. The list of the nodal centres should be finalised and sent to the Board for approval by March 31.

The nodal centres would act as storing and despatch points for the question papers sent by the BSE prior to the examinations. Each nodal centre would cater to around 10 to 15 examination centres.

The BSE has decided to send question papers on one subject at a time. The question papers would be sent from the nodal to the examination centres a day before the date of the examination. The whole system would function under nodal centre in-charges and despatch team. A comprehensive training of all officials involved in the process is currently on and would be completed by March 31.

According to the Government decision, armed police would escort each despatch team during transit of question papers. Constables and home guards would be deployed at each examination centre to ensure safe custody of the question papers.

Chief Secretary BK Patnaik asked the collectors to provide vehicles for despatch of question papers from nodal centres to examination centres. The SPs and DCPs should make an assessment of the institutions under them and draw up security plans accordingly. Patnaik said 24-hour control rooms will function at the BSE as well as Directorate of Secondary Education during the entire period of examinations. He has advised opening control rooms at district-level to monitor the situation before and during the examinations and send daily reports to the BSE and DSE.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp