Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Monday stressed on smooth and disciplined conduct of the annual high school certificate (HSC) examination beginning March 25.
Chairing a high-level meeting at the state secretariat here today, Padhi along with other officials reviewed the preparedness of the ensuring board examination.
A wide range of issues like management of the examination centre, distribution of question papers, transportation of the answer sheets, the safety of the students and handling of law and order situation at the examination centres were thoroughly discussed during the meeting.
The Chief Secretary and DGP Rajendra Prasad Sharma reviewed the district-wise preparation of the forthcoming board exam through video conferencing.
Sharma said illegal activity during the examination is a non-bailable crime. Adequate police force will be deployed at the examination centres for maintaining law and order situation.
Development commissioner Atish Kumar Tripathy has also asked the Schoo and Mass Education department officials to be more alert regarding the question paper leak.
Worth mentioning, as many as 5,87,720 students will appear for the annual board examination at 2,953 centers, scheduled to be held from February 22 to March 8.