Maharashtra State Board to place 1533 assistant supervisors at HSC, SSC centres

By: | Published: March 9, 2017 2:31 AM

Navi Mumbai Police had arrested two college students whereas as many HSC students were booked in paper leak cases. Meanwhile, the Mumbai Board has taken precautionary majors to avoid recurrence of such incidents.

Question papers of subjects like Marathi, Secretarial Practise, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics were leaked and went viral on a messaging app just before few minutes ahead of the exam in the last few days.

Against the backdrop of leak of some papers of HSC Board exam, the Maharashtra State Board will post new 1533 assistant supervisors at all HSC and SSC board exam centres. The assistant supervisors will keep a strict vigil on the happenings at the centres in the Mumbai Division and report to the Board directly, a top Board official said. Question papers of subjects like Marathi, Secretarial Practise, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics were leaked and went viral on a messaging app just before few minutes ahead of the exam in the last few days. Two separate offences were registered at Vashi police station in connection with the leak of Marathi and Secretarial Practice (SP) papers on the complaint of Board officials. Two more offences were registered against two students at suburban Bandra and Kurar police stations who had accessed Mathematics and Statistics paper on their mobile phone handsets ahead of the exam.

Navi Mumbai Police had arrested two college students whereas as many HSC students were booked in paper leak cases. Meanwhile, the Mumbai Board has taken precautionary majors to avoid recurrence of such incidents. “Mumbai Board has decided to post 557 assistant supervisor at HSC exam centres and 976 assistant supervisors at SSC exam centres,” Divisional Chairman Dattatray Jagtap told PTI. He said the directives for the same were issued today to all the exam centres for immediate implementation. “These assistant supervisor will be eyes and ears of the Mumbai Board at the each exam centre, and will keep strong vigil on the happenings at the exam centres,” Jagtap added.

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They will work like seating squad and will maintain a strong vigil on late-comers and students who are having cell phones with them. According to a senior HSC Board official, the activities of exam supervisors, custodians, as well as centre chiefs will be monitored closely. The assistant supervisors will also have to record timings of opening and distribution of the question paper sets to teachers and students, he said.

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