Mohapatra said that the Nodal officers in each district are working out to select the Nodal centers in each of the districts in consultation with Board and District administration. ?At least 12 to 15 examination centers would come under each Nodal center, which would ensure that the question papers reach the centers one day in advance under strict police escort?, the BSE secretary informed. A training camp of coordinators and CIs, who would act as Nodal officers would be held here on April 3, he added.
Meanwhile, BSE officials heaved a sigh of relief as the matriculation examinations for Ex-Regular and Sanskrit (Madhyama) students ended yesterday peacefully. These exams had commenced from March 19 along with Regular students. While examinations for Regular students were suspended on March 21, other examinations continued as per schedule. Sources however, said that at least 3400 students from nearly 54000 Ex-Regular students were booked for malpractices after they were caught resorting to unfair means during the examinations. Maximum number of malpractice cases was booked in Sambalpur district while Puri district recorded the least.