Ban on use of cell phones and hi-tech digital watches
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Feb. 19 : Matric and intermediate examinations will start tomorrow under strict vigil.In a meeting with all the centre heads of the East Singhbhum district at his office today, SDO Chandan Kumar asked all the centre superintendents to be vigil.
East Singhbhum will witness participation of 23723 students across 70 centres in matric and 20380 students across 28 centres in intermediate this year. Both matric and intermediate exams will conclude on March 9. Section 144 will be implemented in all the examination centres till the completion of the board exams.
The district administration has restricted the use of cell phones and hi-tech digital watches for the students in the examination rooms for matriculation and intermediate. Invigilators and teachers on exam duty will also not be allowed with mobile phones at the centres.
Centre superintendents have been asked to arrange for electricity at exam points in the event of power cuts. Officials have also asked the centres-in-charge to be at the treasury office on time to collect the question papers and answer sheets and check the date and the subject. Besides, examinees will be frisked at entry points and cell phones will not be allowed inside the exam halls.
They asked to check whether students have anything written in their hands or any other exposed parts of the body. The invigilators will have to do their duty with their ID cards.
The number of centres has been increased to provide students a better ambience to answer their examinations. Lesser number of centres results in crowded classrooms and seating arrangements which increases the risk of malpractices for students.
“Students will not be allowed with cell phones. If found they will be kept with the security officials. There will be sufficient number of policemen at one centre and a patrolling officer for three centres,” noted an official.
Foolproof security arrangements have been made for exams. The district administration has already deputed static magistrates in each of the examination centres while there will be 18 zonal magistrates who would look into the smooth examinations. There would be five to six magistrates who would be patrolling the centres for surprise checking.
“We have been strictly asked not to allow cellphones in the campus. We have acquainted him of our issues concerning the security and infrastructure,” said a centre superintendent.