Over 3.44 lakh students will appear in the class-12 Punjab school board examinations starting from February 20.
Nearly 4.5 lakh students will appear in class-10 board examinations that begin from March 4.
Of the total 2,671 centres, 1,411 have been set up for class-12 studcnts. Around 200 centres have been declared ‘most sensitive’. A majority of these centres are in border districts.
Education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, in a release on Friday, said section 144 would be imposed around examination centres. All deputy commissioners and SSPs have been instructed to maintain law and order around examination centres, he added.
He said in order to check copying and unfair means during the examination, the education department has issued instructions to the PSEB to constitute flying squads to conduct surprise checks at examination centres.
He said proceedings at sensitive examination centres will be video-graphed. Permanent observers have been deputes at these centres.
The minister further said to deal with any emergency a control room has also been set up at PSEB head office which would work 24X7.
He said anyone can lodge a complaint on following numbers --- 0172-3047260, 3047260 and 3047260 or send an email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org