Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday assured an action within three hours of any complaint lodged on its Whatsapp helpline number launched to curb cheating incidences in the state. In a shocking incident, class 10th English Language Examination was postponed on Tuesday after a mass cheating incident at two centres in Mathura and Uttar Pradesh. Taking quick action, administration postponed the examination, and suggested blacklisting both of these centers. In wake of the incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued helpline numbers in order to keep a vigil over the examination in UP board examinations. The Whatsapp number issued by government is 9454457241, while the number for landline 0522 2236760.
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In order to make sure that administration is working effectively, and that there is no copying mess, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, head of the Secondary School Examination had held a video conference with the District Magistrates and Senior Superintendent of Police recently and directed them to monitor that there is no copying in the board examination. “Every department and organisation concerned have been given instructions and I am personally monitoring it,” the Deputy CM said adding that the UP government will soon start a “transparent system,” he said.
However, this wasn’t first such incident, in the past also, there have been cases of mass cheating in Uttar Pradesh. In another such incident, Class X students from Ballia were caught while copying in a Mathematics examination from open books. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his campaign for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017, had prominently raised the issue of mass cheating in the state. Modi, addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda, had alleged that tenders were floated to carry out mass cheating in the state. “In Gonda, even theft is carried out as a trade…tenders are floated for allotting examination centres…this is not good for anyone and this should be stopped…this auction of examination centres should be stopped,” Modi had said.