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Strict action if anyone circulates images of HS question papers: WBCHSE President

March 12, 2020

With the Higher Secondary Examination set to start from March 12, the WBCHSE on Wednesday said it will take strict action if anyone tries to circulate purported images of question papers in WhatsApp group to disrupt the process. An estimated 7.9 lakh candidates will appear in the higher secondary examination which will be held from March 12 to 27 across 734 examination centres in the state.

West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) president Mohua Das urged media to reveal the source of any Whatsapp message to the council as a section of people form Whatsapp group and circulate images to disrupt the exams.

“These people have the sole aim to misguide candidates, they play with their (students’) career and even forward such images to a section of media. Whenever such a thing will come to our knowledge, we will pass on the information to the cyber cell and they will conduct a probe for appropriate action,” Das said.

Asked about the precautionary measures to prevent coronavirus, Das added, “We will be following standard procedures as recommended by the Health department notifications”.

The WBCHE president said if the source of such messages is not divulged by media, she won’t give reaction about any purported question paper leak from the concerned reporter.

The Council president said internet facilities will be blocked in some “sensitive areas” where the exam centres are located for about one hour after the start of the exams.

Asked to name such areas she said it would be done in consultation with the district administration but some parts of Malda will also be included.

Source: PTI

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