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CCTVs Installation At Matric Exam Centres Yet To Be Finalised: Minister

31 December 2018

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has been forced to rethink its decision to install CCTV cameras at all Matric and Plus-II examination centres across State starting from 2018-19 academic year to check malpractice.

School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra today informed while CCTV cameras will be installed at all Plus-II examination centres, there is need of resources to install the same at Matric examination centres.

"The Higher Secondary or Plus II colleges have their own Development Fund. They have been asked to install CCTV cameras from that fund. But for schools we have to consider the financial burden on the State exchequer," said Patra.

Earlier this year, School and Mass Education department Secretary, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, had said CCTVs will be installed at all examination centres with an aim to make them ‘Zero Copy’ zones and he will try his best to complete the process by next year.

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Badri Narayan Patra, Minister, S&ME Department, Odisha