Bhubaneswar: After the HSC questions papers went viral on social media, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Tuesday issued special instructions in a bid to avoid any possibility of the question papers of Plus Two examination getting viral.
The CHSE has instructed all the Centre Superintendents of Annual Higher Secondary Examination (AHSE) to observe and enforce certain instruction for the smooth and fair conduct of the exam.
The CHSE said no mobile phones or other electronic devices (except those allowed to the candidates) to be allowed to the examination centre.
“No students, no invigilators and no other person present inside the examination centre should carry mobile phones. If required, the Centre Superintendent may create a clock room for the mobile phones of the members of the staff only,” said the CHSE.
It said no officials or teacher should be in possession of mobile phones when the question paper packets are being opened.
However, only the Centre Superintendent can have a mobile phone with him to remain in contact with authorities, said the CHSE.
The Centre Superintendents have also been asked to take prompt action against any teacher or employee of the exam centre if found aiding or abetting malpractice and report the same to the council, government and district administration.
Notably, Odia question paper of the ongoing annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination (Matric exam) went viral on social media on February 23, the first day of the examination. The English question paper also went viral on WhatsApp.
The Crime Branch Cyber Cell is investigating the incident.