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Admin to establish exam control rooms

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Srinagar, Oct 22: Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday directed Education Department to make adequate arrangements for smooth conduct of examinations across the valley.
A high level meeting was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, to discuss the conduct of examinations.
A source privy to the meeting said that government directed the concerned authorities to make adequate arrangements for conducting examinations and ensure safety of students.
“We have made good arrangements for examinations including transportation, heating, and security and ambulances will also be available. Roll number slips will be treated as curfew passes. The SRTC buses will be used to ferry students to examination centers,” he said.
Government has identified examination centers which are located in sensitive areas and vulnerable to protests. “Authorities were directed to make proper security arrangement. Control rooms will also be established,” he said.
In the meeting, it was given out that 1.6 lakh students would appear in upcoming BOSE examinations at 1502 centres. Class 10th exams will start from October 29 in which 65000 candidates would appear at 413 centres while Class 12th exams would commences from October 30 in which 48000 students would appear at 633 centres and exams for class 11th would be held from November 10 in which 47000 candidates will appear at 456 centres.
It was informed that Section CrPc 144 will be imposed around each examination centre properly.
Deputy Commissioners were directed to establish District Level Exam Control Rooms in each district. District officers of BOSE, School Education, SRTC and Police besides revenue officials shall be members of exam control rooms that will monitor and review necessary examination arrangements on daily basis.
To stop copying and other unfair means, checking squads will be constituted to inspect all centres regularly and take strict action against the violators.
Deputy Commissioners (DCs) will also hold separate meeting with concerned officers to devise and formulate line of action for smooth conduct of examinations.
The Divisional Commissioner exhorted to adopt proactive approach and close coordination for smooth and hassle free conduct of upcoming BOSE examinations across the Valley.
Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar, Pulwama, Ganderbal and Bandipora, Secretary BOSE, Director Education, GM SRTC, Additional Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar and Budgam, Assistant Commissioner (Central) with Div Com (K), Information and Police officers and other concerned officials were present in the meeting where as other Deputy Commissioners participated in the meeting through video conferencing.