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CSJMU flying squads proving a white elephant

FLYING SQUADS constituted by the authorities of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU) proved to be a white elephant. None of these squads could catch any of the copycats in the colleges whereas the invigilators in the examination rooms caught at least two to three copycat everyday.

india Updated: Mar 12, 2006 00:45 IST

FLYING SQUADS constituted by the authorities of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU) proved to be a white elephant. None of these squads could catch any of the copycats in the colleges whereas the invigilators in the examination rooms caught at least two to three copycat everyday.

Flying squads consisting of three to five senior professors were given vehicles to take round in their respective areas to ensure free and fair examinations at every centre, but unfortunately they could not find any copycat.

According to some of the examination superintendents, the university spent thousands of rupees on the flying squads just for nothing. These squads were a liability for the centre where they go. The college management arranges high tea for them and incurred good amount of expenses.

At one college, an invigilator had a heated exchange of words with the members of the squad. One of the squad’s members found a hand-written paper between the spaces of bricks behind the examination room and asked the invigilator why did he not check the back wall of the examination hall. The invigilator lost his temper and replied, “I am not supposed to act like a sweeper cleaning and dusting the outside walls of the examination room. If you find any such material inside the classroom make query and I will answer.” The harsh reply made the flying squad uncomfortable, but realising the mistake, the other members of the squad pacified the issue to avoid further confrontation.

First Published: Mar 12, 2006 00:45 IST