Bolangir/Kalahandi: Even though mobile phones are strictly banned in examination centres, question paper leaks during the ongoing Matric exams, conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), continue.
The question papers go viral on the social media and mobile phones within a few minutes of those being handed to the students. Saturday was also no exception as the Mathematics question papers went viral within a few minutes of the commencement of the examinations. Sources stated that Set-D question paper of the subject along with an Admit Card went viral in Bolangir and Kalahandi districts.
People were seen having images of the question paper on their mobiles.
Taking cognizance of the leak, the BSE president suspended, the Centre Superintendent, Invigilator and Reliever of Paramananda High School at Rengalpali under Jaipatna block of Kalahandi district.
Confirming reports of the Mathematics subject question paper going viral on social media along Admit Card of a student, BSE President Jahan Ara Begum said disciplinary action has been taken against the accused persons.
“We got the information at around 11.20 AM and also received the copy of the question paper which revealed details about the school. We contacted the concerned District Education Officer (DEO) following which he sent Block Education Officer (BEO) to the school. After necessary inspection, the required disciplinary actions have been adopted and process has been initiated to lodge a police complaint,” said Jahan Ara.
She further informed that complaint will first be filed against the concerned Centre Superintendent, Invigilator and Reliever and if any more facts are revealed during the enquiry, steps will be taken accordingly.
Jahan Ara however denied that the incident had any effect on the ongoing examination as the paper had gone viral about one-and-half-hour after the exam started. It is motive of some vested persons and groups to create a disturbing environment, she added.
The suspended persons have been identified as Rabindra Mund (Centre Superintendent), Brajendra Behera (Invigilator) and M Prakash Rao (Reliever).
Notably, earlier MIL and English question papers had gone viral. The board has taken serious note of the incident. Seven persons including four superintendents have been suspended and five have been arrested in this connection.