Uttarakhand education department issues fresh guidelines for board exams
Uttarakhand education department released a fresh set of guidelines on Wednesday ahead of the start of the remaining board exams.
The order issued by RK Kunwar, the state 's director for secondary education, mentions that exam centers will not be set up in any of the state's containment zones.
The order further states, "Those students who reside on the day of the exam in containment zones will be able to write the exam on a separate day."
Students will also be scanned thermally before entering the exam center and those students whose temperatures are found to be above normal, arrangements will be made for them to write the exam on the same day in a separate room.
The director of secondary education also asked district police officers and chief medical officer to ensure proper arrangements in terms of police force and ambulances near the examination center for the smooth conduct of the exam maintaining proper social distance.
The date sheet for the remaining board exams to be held from June 22-25, 2020 was released by the Uttarakhand Government last week. The board review dates changed from June 20-23, 2020 to June 22-25, 2020 as the state government decided to keep everything closed in Dehradun on weekends and one of the earlier dates was falling on a weekend.
"With everything closed in Dehradun, teachers and students would find it hard to reach the exam centres. So, we opted to change the dates. For now, according to the central government 's instructions, examination centers will not be established in containment zones, "Kunwar said