Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: With preparations for the annual HSC examination in final stages, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) on Wednesday said action will be taken against lecturers who did not turn up for a squad training programme. For the first time this year, lecturers have been included in inspection squads, which will make surprise visits to exam centres to check malpractice.

A total of 95 lecturers from across the State were included in the squads to check malpractice. But only 46 lecturers turned up for the training programme, informed sources.

"The 49 absentee lecturers have been asked to report at the BSE office. If they do not comply with the directive, action will be taken against them," said BSE president, Dr Jahan Ara Begum.

The Sundergarh district administration has made all possible security arrangements for smooth conduct of the HSC examination in Maoist-affected areas. Question papers have been kept under tight security at five nodal centres in Bonai.

As many as six lakh students across the State will appear for the exam.