Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra on Tuesday directed that immediate action should be taken under National Security Act (NSA) against those arranging mass copying during examinations conducted by UP Secondary Education Board at Prayagraj.
It may be noted that class 10th and 12th board exams are scheduled to start from March 24 and will continue till April 12. The exams will be held in offline mode.
To review preparations for the board examinations the CS held a meeting with the divisional commissioners, Police Commissioners, district magistrates, Senior Superintendents of Police and SPs.
Mishra directed that before questions papers are received the district administration should make necessary police arrangements and the papers should be kept at a safe place at the district headquarters under police custody.
He also directed that the distribution of question papers at the examination papers should be done under the supervision of the officer nominated by the DM under police custody.
The CS said that the district administration should also ensure availability of adequate police force at all centers during the examination period.
“Special attention should be paid on those spreading rumours and stern action should be taken against them. STF should maintain a special vigil on sensitive centers,” he said.
During the meeting Additional Chief Secretary, Secondary Education, Aradhana Shukla informed that 51,92,689 students have filled examination forms and the exams will be held at 8,373 centers across the state.