Mrunal Manmay Dash

In a bid to bring more transparency in the Plus 2 board exams, the Odisha School and Mass Education department has decided to live stream the CHSE +2 board exams from this year.

The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has asked all the college principals to submit status report on installation of CCTV cameras in their respective examination centres by December 15.

As per the decision, live streaming links will be provided to the Mass Education department and the CHSE for monitoring. The conduct of exams at centres will be monitored in exam hubs.

In a letter, the CHSE Controller of Examination said, “In view of the conduct of the Annual H.S. Examination, 2024 in a smooth and transparent manner, it is mandatory on the part of all H.S. Schools affiliated to CHSE to record the proceedings of the strong room (of EMHs), Centre Superintendent office, examination halls/rooms and all laboratories (in case of Self-financing H.S. Schools) in CCTV. In addition to this, live streaming of all these events is to be made to enable the officials at CHSE, S&ME Department, district Collectorate concerned to monitor each and every activity.”

The CHSE requested the principals to take the following steps by December 15, 2023.

-To install CCTV (if not installed) in the examination room/EMH Strong Room/CS Room/laboratories.

-To ensure the functioning of already installed CCTV cameras with correct date and time in the EMH Strong Room, examination halls, Centre Superintendent's Office Room, and in all laboratories (of self-financing H.S. Schools).

-Camera must be tested and kept in readiness so that they can be used on the day of receipt of question papers in the strong room and from the first day of examination.

-The HS Schools which have applied for new examination centre must ensure CCTV installed in their examination halls and centre superintendent room.

Further, the principals have been requested to provide the college name, college code, name of internet provider with speed, DVR/NVR make, DVR/NVR serial number, user name and password in the SAMS e-space, and update the CCTV status in link provided in the SAMS e-space by December 15, 2023.

The CHSE warned to take appropriate action against the colleges failing to install CCTV systems and comply with all the above directions by December 15.

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