West Bengal Implements Strict CCTV Surveillance For Class X Board Exams In 2024

West Bengal Implements Strict CCTV Surveillance For Class X Board Exams In 2024

Stay updated on the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education's strict CCTV surveillance for the Class X board exams in 2024. Learn about the measures taken to ensure security, transparency, and fairness in the examination process. Read more now!

IANSUpdated: Sunday, December 31, 2023, 05:33 PM IST
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Amid instances of question paper leaks and allegations of other exam-related malpractices during the last few years, the Class X board examination to be conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) in 2024 will be held under the strict surveillance of CCTV cameras.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the WBBSE, wherein it has been said that it will be mandatory for the examination centres to preserve CCTV footage for each day of the examinations.

In the notification, WBBSE Secretary Subrata Ghosh has directed all the exam centre secretaries and supervisors to ensure that the order is strictly followed.

The board has also directed that the footage will have to be preserved till the results are announced.

“The measure is essential to maintain highest standards of security, transparency and fairness,” read the notice issued by the board.

The centre secretaries and supervisors will have to ensure that the CCTV cameras are operational and recording continuously throug 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each day of the examinations.

They have also been advised to verify the storage capacity of the CCTV cameras and check whether they have the capacity to retain the footage for the entire duration of the examinations and until the results are announced.

The board has also made it clear that the footage should remain in the custody of the head of the institution/centre secretary concerned, who will be responsible for their custody and availability if required.

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