Copying in exams may give you a ride to jail

West Bengal government has taken a step forward in order to curb the copying business in the board examinations. Now there will be no warnings or snatching of answer sheets. In fact now, students caught copying in the exam or even helping out in the act may have to go for a prison ride.

The government made this announcement in order to support its zero-tolerance approach, Education Minister, Bratya Basu says "We didn't explore the arrest option. We have been forced to act tough to put an end to the menace."


According to this new plan, the government has decided to install closed circuit television cameras in the examination centers across the state. This advanced technology will help in keeping a close eye on the students.

Strict policies against copycats in West Bengal

Basu stated "I have asked the Madhyamik Board authorities and also the Higher Secondary Council to draw up a list of vulnerable examination centers that will be handed over to the director general of police."

This decision came after hearing lot of complaints about mass copying last year. Most of these complaints came from three districts Malda, South Dinajpur and North Dinajpur. Last year, few schools also witnessed few clashes between the students and police.

To discuss the details of new directive, the chief secretary and DGP will conduct a meeting with the board authorities at Nabanna on 6th January.

"The malpractice was overlooked during the Left Front regime and had turned into a menace till we made a sincere effort to curb it since last year. Video cameras will be installed in examination centres this time. Anyone found copying or helping in mass copying may be put behind bars," Basu added.

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