Notwithstanding the state government’s and Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) claims, incidents of copying and use of unfair means are a common sight in the board exams.
Despite imposition of Section 144 of theCrPC barring assembly of more than four people around 200 metres radius of examination centres, groups of boys and family members of students could be seen glued to the windows of classrooms, where students are writing exams, passing answer chits.
Officials of the school board authorities said efforts were being made to check copying and as many as 281 cases have been registered during the first and second semester of the secondary and senior secondary examinations on the first day.
They said flying squad caught 12 students using unfair means and 47 were caught by officials, besides invigilators registered cases against 221 students.
However, the authorities kept mum on action against those who supply answer chits to examinees. “We take action on complaints and increase the number of flying squads in that area,” said school board public relation officer Meenakshi.
When contacted, board chairperson Keshni Anand Arora said: “Better you send me the list of the schools where copying is going on and I will talk to the deputy commissioner concerned.”