2,97,124 CCTV cameras installed at centres to curb cheating

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In Uttar Pradesh, with the commencement of board exams from March 24, CCTV cameras will be installed at all centers to prevent fraud. All the footage will be monitored from the control room of the Secondary Education Department which was inaugurated by UP Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra on Wednesday.

Officials said, “All test centers will be closely monitored with the help of staff and a total of 2,97,124 CCTV cameras. The feeds of these cameras will be monitored at various command centers, including state-level and 75 district-level centers. “

“Control rooms will receive feed directly from CCTV cameras installed in test centers and strong rooms across the state, which will be closely monitored by a team under the direct supervision of senior officials.”

“The control room will be an essential tool for ensuring free and fair board examinations,” the chief secretary said.

The test will be held in two shifts. The morning shift will be from 8am to 11:15 am and the evening shift will be from 2pm to 5:15 pm.

A total of 27,81,654 students have registered for the Class 10 examination this year, out of which 12,28,456 are female students and 15,53,198 are male. Similarly, a total of 24,11,035 students have registered for 12 classes this year, of which 10,86,835 are female and 13,24,200 are male students. In all, 51,92,689 students have registered for the UP Board Examination.

A total of 8,373 test centers have been set up across the state for testing. Of these, 6,398 centers are located in rural areas and 1,975 in urban areas.

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