Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has formed 38 special squads to check malpractice and ensure smooth conduct of the upcoming matriculation examination 2022 (Summative Assessment-II) across the State beginning April 29.

Apart from these special squads, other squads have also been constituted in the district-level by district administration and district educational authorities to conduct raids on various examination centres.

Under the chairmanship of Board President Ramashis Hazra an important meeting was held on Monday in which the officials of the squads and different zones were present.

As per sources, the officials of the squads and district education officers have been directed to ensure smooth conduct of the examinations across the State. Earlier on May 20, the Board had a round of discussion with the centre superintendents for better conduct of the examinations and check malpractices by examinees.

Meanwhile, elaborate security arrangements have been made around sensitive examination centres. CCTV cameras have been installed in 3203 examination centres and 315 nodal centres across the State.

In order to ensure safe storage of question papers, armed police personnel and the employees of schools have been deployed in all the nodal centres.

Notably, Matric Summative Assessment-II examination will commence in Odisha from April 29. Besides the HSC Exam, Madhyama Sanskrit and Odisha State Open School Examination will be held during the same period. More than 5,60,000 candidates will appear in the examination in more than 3,203 centres across the State.

(Edited by Ramakant Biswas)