Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 14:
To curb malpractices in the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations in Odisha scheduled to begin from February 23, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has formed a total of 97 squads.
This was revealed at a Board meeting here on Friday where the Board president Prof Dakshya Prasad Nanda, Controller of Examinations and other senior officials discussed the smooth conduct of the examinations.
Out of the 97 squads, the Board has formed 57 squads, which would be led by the District Education Officer (DEO) in each district who will have the discretion of including other members in the squad.
Apart from this, the Board has also formed 40 central squads comprising Board officials and employees who would pay surprise visits to all examination centres.
Besides, the Board has identified 150 sensitive examinations centres where a full-time observers would be engaged till the conclusion of the examinations.
As informed by Prof Nanda, the question papers for the first three days of the examinations despatched by the Board to all 302 nodal centres in the first phase on February 11 have not yet reached.
“After these question papers are received by the nodal centres, we would despatch the question papers for the remaining days of the examinations in two phases,” he added.