To ensure fair and cheating-free conduct of the Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET), Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal on Tuesday directed the Deputy Commissioners to impose Section-144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) around all centres in the respective districts to prevent gathering and curb cheating in the test.
Presiding over a virtual meeting on HTET 2022 with Deputy Commissioners of the state, Kaushal said that for the convenience of visually impaired candidates, additional 50 minutes at the rate of 20 minutes per hour will be given to them during the examination. Their O.M.R. sheet will also be sent in a separate envelope by the Centre Superintendent. Separate sitting arrangements should be ensured for such examinees, he directed.
The Chief Secretary was apprised in the meeting that a total of 305,717 candidates will appear in HTET to be conducted by the Board of School Education Haryana on December 3 and 4. In this, 1,046 examination centres have been set. Kaushal directed the officers that the trunk of the sealed question paper of the examination will be collected from all district treasury offices and will be sent directly to the examination centres under the custody of two policemen through a joint team under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner or the administrative officer authorized by him.
He further directed that adequate police arrangements should be made three hours before the commencement of the examination to prevent external interference at the examination centres and photostat shops around the examination centres will remain closed during the examination. Ensuring smooth conduct of the examination, media entry should be prohibited inside the examination centres, he added.
Kaushal further directed the officers concerned to ensure entry of candidates 2 hours and 10 minutes before the commencement of the examination so that they can freely go through the metal detector frisking, biometric attendance and other mandatory formalities at the examination centre well in time. Entry to the examination centre will be closed one hour before the commencement of the examination, he added.
Around 172 flying squads have been appointed to strictly check cheating and other irregularities. Apart from this, full-time observers have also been appointed at each examination centre across the state including an officer of the district administration and an officer/official of the education board as representatives. The admit cards of the eligible candidates for this examination have been issued on the board website www.bseh.org.in.
It was apprised in the meeting that same as last year, a hi-tech control room is being set up at the Board of School Education headquarters, Bhiwani. During the examination, the board will maintain a strict vigil through the hi-tech control room at all the examination centres of the state. Live monitoring of candidates will be done at the entrance and a case will be registered against the candidate found involved in using unfair means.