BREAKING: Mobile internet to remain suspended in 25 districts in Assam

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An officer of the rank of superintendent of police (SP) in every district will be the overall in-charge of security in the district.
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Guwahati: Mobile internet service will be shut down in districts having centres for the exams for recruitment into nearly 30,000 Gr III & IV posts.

About 14 lakh candidates were expected to appear in the exams to be held on August 21, 28 & September 11.

On Wednesday, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asked the authorities to ban internet service during the examination hours in the districts having examination centres for the recruitment.

“Let the mobile internet service be shut down for at least three hours during the examinations on respective days,” he told the district administrations on Wednesday during a video conference.

The CM held virtual meeting with DCs and other stakeholders to ensure smooth conduct of the exams for recruitment into nearly 30,000 Gr III & IV posts. Shared the SOPs and asked the DCs to adhere to these in letter & spirit with adequate security measures, he added.

The CM said that there won’t be any leniency in maintaining the exam’s sanctity. He has also asked district administrations and police department to be ready with men & materials to thwart unscrupulous elements from disrupting the exams.

The written examinations for recruitments to the Class – IV and Class – III posts will be conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) on coming August 21 and August 28 respectively.

Examinations for the Class –IV posts will be held in 24 districts while that for the Class – III posts will be held in 25 districts of the state. It is to be noted that the State-Level Recruitment Commissions have entrusted the task of conducting the written examinations on SEBA.

He asked the director general of police (DGP) to deploy an officer of the rank of superintendent of police (SP) in every district, who will be the overall in-charge of security of all centres in the district.

He further asked the DGP to deploy a Sub-Inspector rank officer in every centre of the state. He asked all officials to have zero tolerance towards those who resort to practices such as spreading rumours on the recruitment process, among others.

“The centre-in-charge in each examination centre will engage two videographers to video graph all relevant happenings in the examination centres. No candidate will be allowed to re-enter the examination centre after the end of the examination of that particular shift. However, the same candidate will be allowed to enter only at the prescribed hour and after proper frisking,” he added.

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