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UP board exams to start from Feb 16

FIRs will also be lodged against the room invigilators and centre administrators involved in unfair practices.

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Lucknow:With annual examinations of Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board, one of the biggest board in the country, set to start from February 16, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued strict directives, including imposition of National Security Act (NSA) against those involved in this unfair practice to ensure cheating-free and transparent exams.

FIRs will also be lodged against the room invigilators and centre administrators involved in unfair practices.

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This time, about 58,85,745 candidates have registered for the high school and intermediate examinations of the UP board. These include 31,16, 487 candidates of high school and 27,69,258 candidates of intermediate. The exams will be held at 8,753 centers in the state for the exam, which includes 540 government, 3,523 private and 4,690 unaided colleges.

For the first time, CM Yogi has directed the officers that static magistrates and sector magistrates should be appointed at each examination centre by the District Magistrates. They will be required to report to the District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) along with the DM after the exam is over so that daily activities can be monitored.

On the other hand, for the first time, a separate room will be made apart from the Principal’s room for strict monitoring of the exam papers. In addition, the copies will be kept in a double lock cupboard and a CCTV will be placed for its monitoring 24 hours.

After the appointment of room inspectors in all the districts, they will be given strict training before the exam. The sector magistrates, static magistrates, centre administrators and external centre administrators will also be trained in the district.

On the other hand, strict action will be taken under the Gangster Act against those found obstructing the examination and affecting the system and their property will be attached.

CM Yogi has directed that a separate strong room should be made for the safety of the question papers having 24-hour deployment of two armed policemen with their CCTV monitoring. He has also directed to install voice-equipped CCTV, DVR, router device and high-speed broadband connections at the examination centers.

As per the guidelines issued by the department the presence of the center administrator, external administrator and static magistrate at each centre should be ensured while opening the question paper. “Strict action should be taken against anyone who is absent during this period. In such a situation, the permission of the DM or the ADM will be necessary while opening the question paper,” it adds.

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