CCTV cameras damaged “intentionally” at Matric exam centres in Odisha

Cuttack: CCTV cameras installed at some of the Matric exam centres in Odisha to check malpractice have reportedly been damaged “intentionally”.

In a letter to all District Education Officers, Controller of Examinations, Board of Secondary Education (BSE) said, “It has come to the notice that some of the CCTVs have been damaged intentionally and it may happen in some other centres in the coming days.”

In the case of damage to CCTV cameras, the centre and concerned attached schools shall be held responsible for the same, the Controller of Examinations said in the letter, adding that the cost of damage shall be collected from them and results of the concerned candidates will be kept withheld.

The official has issued strict instructions for safeguarding CCTV cameras and other connected equipment installed at the exam centres. It has been directed not to switch off DVRs of the cameras.

Worth mentioning, BSE has installed CCTV cameras at 1000 sensitive exam centres of the annual matric examinations, which commenced on February 19 and is scheduled to conclude on March 2.

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