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Policeman from Assam wins hearts for distributing pens to Class 12 candidates before exams

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NEW DELHI: Policeman Ratul Gogoi won hearts after a video of him distributing pens to students appearing for the AHSEC Class 12 examination surfaced on social media.

Assam police tweeted, “A good luck gesture of its own kind! Heartening to see the Shri Ratul Gogoi from 1st AP Bn distributing Pens to students appearing for the AHSEC Class 12 examination. More power to the might of the pen and the young policeman’s spirit. Kudos!”

The cop from Sivsagar is seen greeting the students and giving them a pen before the exams.

The HSLC/AHM examinations which started from February 10 will conclude on February 29.

The new HSLC/AHM examination bandobast has many strictures and rules like installation of CCTVs in examination centres, the promulgation of 144 CrPC within certain areas around examination centres, students signing while unsealing sealed packets of question papers and the like that are hitherto not followed in the State.

Talking to The Sentinel on the new bandobast for HSLC/AHM examinations, SEBA Chairman RC Jain had said, “Now on students found browbeating invigilators or any other form of misconduct during examinations will cost dearly. We’re going to form a committee to see all such matters. The committee will decide the punitive measures, including rustication. The rustication period may be one to three years, based on the enormity of the offence on the part of a student.”

On measures being taken to plug the leakage of question papers, Jain said, “The sealed packets of question papers, each packet containing ten question papers, will have to be opened in examination halls in front of the students. An invigilator and at least two students will have to sign in the relevant spaces in the register certifying that the sealed packets and the question papers are found ok.

“From our end we’re taking all measures to ensure fair examinations. We’ve directed school authorities to install CCTV cameras in all examination centres. We’re going to deploy an official as CCTV operator in examination centre to see if the CCTV cameras function properly. The operators will keep reporting the SEBA online on the functioning of the CCTVs. Security personnel will be deployed around the examination centres.”

There are altogether 860 HSLC/AHM examination centres in the State around which 144 CrPF will be promulgated, not allowing anybody other than students to move around.

Also Read: SEBA announces HSLC examination date in Assam from February 10 to 29, 2020

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