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Monday, February 23, 2015

Stringent measures to prevent unfair means during Madhyamik exam

Malda, 19 February, 2015: The district education officials in collaboration with district administration and police department has designed a blueprint to check unfair means during the Madhyamik examinations to be commenced on and from 23 February.

In addition to installing close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at several sensitive examination centres, police personnel would be patrolling around most of such venues. Even in some cases cops with binoculars would posted on the roof of some of the schools where mass copying occurred during the board examinations in previous years.

District inspector of schools – secondary education (DIS-SE) Mr Asish Choudhury has already discussed the preparations necessary for smooth conduction of the examinations with the DM Mr Sharad Dwivedi and the SP Mr Prasun Banerjee.

Mr Choudhury informed that 22,629 boys and 22,104 girls would appear for the Madhyamik examinations from Malda. “A total of 44,733 candidates would take the Madhyamik examinations at 118 venues (schools) under 18 centres. CCTVs would be installed in most vulnerable 18 schools but we cannot disclose the list of those centres in the interest of smooth conduction of examinations,” the DIS-SE added.

He added that several meetings had taken place with the district administration and the top police officials of the district. In meetings with DM Mr Dwivedi, SP Mr Banerjee and SDO (Sadar) Mrs Nandini Saraswati it has been resolved that the best possible arrangements would be made to prevent mass copying.

“Police officials have assured us that security personnel would be deployed around the examination-venues also,” Mr Choudhury said.

Chairman of English Bazaar municipality Krishnendu Choudhury said, “Vehicular movements would be restricted during the examination days. No heavy vehicle would be allowed to ply within the municipal areas.” “Adequate number of traffic personnel has already been engaged to maintain the smooth flow of traffic by us. Special vigil would be maintained during the examination days,” Mr Choudhury added.

SP Mr Banerjee said that he would himself on road to monitor the traffic movement if necessary. “Mass copying would be prevented by police. Police personnel would be patrolling frequently around the examination centres so that people cannot gather within 200 meters of the examination venues,” the SP added. 

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