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UP board examinations: Written answer sheets transported on cycles, bikes sans security!

While the state government roped in the Special Task Force (STF) of UP Police to check use of unfair means, the written answer sheets of examinees meant to be deposited at the Jubilee Inter College Lucknow were ferried on cycle, bicycle, scooter and in e-rickshaw – without any security – after the day’s exams.

lucknow Updated: Feb 07, 2018 14:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UP board examinations,Written answer sheets,Security
This exposes the education department’s tall claims about security arrangements for the examination.(HT Photo)

Lucknow: While the state government roped in the Special Task Force (STF) of UP Police to check use of unfair means, the written answer sheets of examinees meant to be deposited at the Jubilee Inter College near City Station area were ferried on cycle, bicycle, scooter and in e-rickshaw – without any security – after the day’s exams.

Answer sheets from all centres in Lucknow are deposited at this college after the exam every day.

“It is quite risky as teachers have to bring answer sheets from remote places without any security guard. What if somebody snatches a bundle and runs away. The administration needs to look into the matter,” said RP Mishra, state secretary and spokesperson of UP Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh.

As compared to the first shift, situation becomes worse in the second shift. The second shift exam ends at 5 pm and it takes more than an hour to make a bundle of written answer sheets and seal them at the exam centre. By the time the teacher leaves the exam centre on cycle or two-wheeler for Jubilee Inter college, it gets dark.

This exposes the education department’s tall claims about security arrangements for the examination. Those who brought copies said they get Rs 12 for transportation of answer sheets per trip. Hence, they are forced to bring it on cycle or two-wheeler.

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 14:05 IST