VIJAYAWADA: Officials are making elaborate arrangements in Krishna district for the conduct of SSC examinations scheduled to begin across the state on March 26.
The focus, as always, is on preventing mass copying at the examination centres. In Krishna district, the district administration has made it clear that if mass copying takes place, the invigilator as well as the superintendent of the examination centre would he held responsible and severe action would be taken.
District collector Babu A has sought the details of sensitive and hyper-sensitive examination centres where mass copying is likely and security would be beefed up there to prevent malpractice. The officials would keep a close watch on these examination centres.
The collector also gave clear instructions that all Xerox centres be kept closed at the time of examinations and warned that if any one defied the orders, the machinery would be seized. To prevent mass copying, one flying squad will be constituted for each mandal in the district. These squads would be working under the direct supervision of the district collector. They are in addition to the flying squads constituted by the district education officer. The special flying squads would make surprise inspection of the centres.
The officials, for the convenience of students taking the examination, are providing desks for each student apart from making drinking water available in every room at the examin ation centre. The collector categorically said ceiling fans and light bulbs should be provided and steps taken to ensure there would be no interruption to power supply.