Authorities, police gear up for Board exams

With the annual board examinations set to begin next week amid unrest in the Kashmir Valley, police today said adequate security measures will be put in place during the exercise.
Authorities, police gear up for Board exams
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With the annual board examinations set to begin next week amid unrest in the Kashmir Valley, police today said adequate security measures will be put in place during the exercise.

"There should be perfect coordination and synergy between the field officers of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE), Department of Education, Magistracy and Police for conduct of forthcoming class 10 and 12 exams," Special DGP, (Coordination) law and order, S P Vaid said at a high-level meeting of police and BOSE officials here.

Vaid said foolproof security and transport plans would be put in place. "Extra care needs to be taken for examination centres categorized as sensitive and situated in far off places," he said.

"The endeavour of the police is to ensure incident-free examinations and for that there should be a meaningful briefing to the last men on the ground," the special DGP said, emphasizing upon the officers that plans designed for these examinations should be implemented in letter and spirit.

Earlier during the meeting, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, S J M Gillani gave a detailed briefing about plans being adopted for smooth conduct of these examinations.

He said adequate deployments have been placed at the disposal of district Senior Superintendent of Police and the security arrangements for all the centres and for the transportation of examination material have already been worked out.

The IGP said that for timely and regular feed backs and updates, a call centre-like facility is being established in Police Control Room Kashmir which would remain in constant touch with all the officials of the departments involved in the three weeks-long exercise.

The ongoing unrest in Kashmir, triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces in July, has affected inter alia education as schools, colleges and other educational institutions continued to remain shut in the Valley for over 100 days now.

The government has decided to hold board examinations as per schedule though a section of students and parents had demanded they be put off.

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