Crime Branch recommendations to curb PSC exam fraud
Thiruvananthapuram: The Crime Branch has issued a set of guidelines to make PSC exams free from malpractice in the wake of the growing incidents of misconduct.
The guidelines include changes in seating pattern. The recommendations of the Crime Branch was submitted by Crime Branch ADGP Tomin Thachankary to PSC secretary. There are 8 guidelines recommended by the Crime Branch.
There will be change in the seating pattern (A, B, C, D pattern) followed since ages. The seating pattern will not be known to the authorities beforehand.
Only trained and eligible invigilators will be appointed. If centres have more exam halls, then a representative from the PSC is mandatory.
Body frisking will be done and smart watch, mobile phone, bluetooth devices, ear piece and other electronic gadgets will be barred from exam halls. Shoes, belt, buttons will be examined. Pens, jewellery, spectacles will be inspected for cameras. CCTV cameras must be installed in exam halls.
Mobile jammers will be installed and portable Wifi willbe disenabled in exam centres before conducting exam for top posts.
Making all exams online can contain crimes to a large extent. If there are descriptive answers for exams for the top posts, then impersonation can be checked by examining the hand writing.
All kinds of watches will be banned. Clocks will be set up inside exam centres or time will be indicated through alarms.