Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan today chaired a meeting to take stock of the preparations made for the forthcoming board examinations of 10th to 12th classes of Kashmir Division and winter zone of Jammu Division.
Commissioner Secretary School Education Department Sarita Chauhan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP Kashmir SP Pani, Chairperson J&K State Board of School Education Veena Pandita, Director School Education Kashmir Mohammad Younis Malik were present in the meeting. Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma and IGP Jammu SDS Jamwal all the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division also participated in the meeting through Video Conferencing.
Khan advised the divisional administrations for making all the necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of examinations commencing from last week of October.
The Divisional Commissioners of both the divisions were asked to ensure physical verification of all the examination centres and make necessary modifications as per their feedback. He also stressed on devising standard guidelines for the whole affair so that chances of manipulation are lowered to zero.
The Advisor was informed during the meeting that all the ancillary arrangements would be made by the respective Deputy Commissioners and District Superintendents of Police in consultation with the board officials. Divisional Commissioners informed the meeting that follow-up meetings with district administrations would be taken at their end to ensure fool-proof arrangements.
Chairperson BOSE informed the Advisor that all the material regarding the conduct of examinations has been prepared. She revealed that in order to weed out any sort of confusion, colour coding of packets containing the material for different classes has been adopted.
The meeting was further informed that flying squads for surprise checks and other manpower for conduct of these examinations has been given final shape. The other arrangements like transportation of material under proper supervision and heating arrangements wherever required would also be finalised after physical verification of the locations, the meeting was informed.
Director School Education Kashmir informed the meeting that date sheets for lower classes like 8th and 9th has also been notified. He further revealed that the examination centres for the same would be notified later this month and Admit Cards issued subsequently. He also revealed that provision for satellite centres has also been made wherever students might face any difficulty in reaching the designated centres. He informed that examinations for classes 5th to 7th would be carried by the respective schools as per the directive issued by State Institute of Education.
The meeting ended with the assurance from all the officials that exams of all the students would be carried out in a safe and transparent manner in order to save their career.