Thursday, 22 February 2018 | PNS | PAURI- District Magistrate Pauri Sushil Kumar has instructed all the officers concerned to ensure that the high school and Intermediate examination of Uttarakhand Vidhayaliyee Siksha Parishad Board passes off sans a glitch while chairing a meeting at the Government Inter College in Pauri on Wednesday. The board examination starts on March 5 and would continue till March 24. Sounding worried over the dwindling number of students in the Government-run institutions in the district, DM said that the poor number of examinees taking the board examination at 165 examination centers in the large district stands testimony to the plummeting number of students studying in the State-run schools. He asked the Center Superintendents,Block Education officers and the in-charges of the examination to ensure that the board examination is held in a fair manner without any incident of copying. He also warned them against leaking out of the question papers. At the same time, he asked the officers concerned to make arrangements for drinking water, electricity and furniture well before the examinations start. “The administration and the police would extend full cooperation to those engaged in conducting the examinations,” he said. He asked all concerned to be extra vigilant regarding the sensitive and the most sensitive centres. The responsibility would rest squarely with the Sub-Divisional Magistrates and the tehsidars for the smooth conduct of the examinations within their jurisdictional limits, DM said. Chief Education Officer Madan Singh Rawat informed those present at the meeting that there are in all 165 examination centres out of which 164 are mixed centres. The higher secondary school Khadrasi of Nanidanda block has only one center allotted to it, he said, adding that Ekeshwar, Jharikhal, Kot and kaljikhal blocks have eight centers each while Yamkeshwar has 13, Dwarikhal nine, Beerokhal 15, Khirsu and Pokhra seven each, Rikhnikhal and Pauri 10 each, Thallisain and Dugadda 19 each, Paubo 11 and Nainidanda 13 examination centers. He further informed that 11723 regular and private candidates would appear in the high school examinations while 11115 regular and private candidates would take the inter examination. Rawat further said that number of regular candidates in high school exams is 5724 boys and 5611 girls. In the inter examination, 5400 boys and 5454 girls would appear as regular candidates while 387 boys and 274 girls are to appear as private candidates. Only 23238 candidates would appear in the high school and inter examination 2018 in the district, he said, adding that six centers have been identified as sensitive and 10 as most sensitive centers in the district. The chief collection center would operate from the Government Inter College at Kotdwar while the sub- collection centres have been set up in GIC Pauri and Bajjaro. To stop the examinees from resorting to unfair means, he said that three flying squads would be on the move in the district and 15 at the block levels.