Over 3, 000 HSC students booked for malpractice

Bhubaneswar: At least 3, 326 matriculation examinees have been booked under malpractice in the first three days during the ongoing annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations-2011.

On the first day of examination, 949 students, 1030 students on day two and 1071 students on day three were booked for resorting to unfair means.

Likewise, invigilators and centre superintendents have also been penalized for dereliction of duty and abetting malpractice during the examination. As many as 17 teachers have been suspended so far. On the first day 14 invigilators and three invigilators on the third day have been suspended.  Similarly, four centre superintendents, two each from Kendrapara and Dhenkanal, have been transferred for dereliction of duties.

On the other hand, four fake examinees have also been arrested in the first three days. In addition to this, 126 students have been booked for appearing as regular students despite failing in earlier attempt.

While Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur and Jajpur district recorded highest number of malpractice cases, Kandhamal and Bolangir districts witnessed stray incidents of malpractice during the first three examinations.