Pradeep Pattanayak

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has recommended strong action in connection with irregularities reported from eight examination centres during the ongoing annual High School Certificate (HSC) or Matric examinations.  

The artificial intelligence ( AI)-powered CCTV surveillance cameras spotted a police official’s unauthorised entry into an examination hall and also alerted about loopholes during the frisking of the candidates near the gate and in the alignment of desks and benches inside the examination halls.

The Board has reported the matters to the School and Mass Education department and the police seeking necessary action from their ends. 

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“As we were observing live streaming, we found the students’ movements and incrementing materials being thrown. Then a police officer entered the hall in the presence of an invigilator. We have been informed that the DEO had visited the centre yesterday. The next course of action from our end will be decided after receiving his report,” said BSE vice president Nihar Ranjan Mohanty.  

“After our first-day experience, we will increase our vigil on the second day,” said Mohanty. 

The annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations which commenced on February 20 will continue till March 4.

  • Reported by:
  • Biswajit Acharya