The Guwahati police have imposed section 144 within the radius of 100 metres of Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) complex, Bamunimaidam here in view of the ensuing recruitment to the vacant posts of Grade-III and Grade-IV in various government departments. SEBA on behalf of the State Level Recruitment Commission for Grade-III Posts and State Level Recruitment Commission for Grade-IV Posts has announced the schedule of holding of the written examinations in different examination centers covering 25 districts of Assam on August 21, August 28 and September 11 next.
A total of 14, 30,337 candidates were expected to take part in the written exams for some 30,000 posts in one of the largest such drives in the state.In a notification on Saturday, the city police said, “Whereas, in order to hold the receipt/deposit and scrutiny process of answer script/OMR sheets and other examination materials of the examination smoothly and to restrict the involvement of any undesired external influence,
no malpractices should be allowed during the process, which might vitiate the peaceful environment in and around the SEBA complex; Whereas, there is every possibility of unscrupulous elements resorting to unfair means to disturb the process in and around the SEBA complex which is likely to create obstruction, annoyance or injury to any person lawfully employed, or danger to human life, health or safety, or a disturbance of the public tranquility, or a riot, of an affray;
Whereas, it is necessary to take preventive measures to ensure peaceful movement of office staff of SEBA and such other person authorized by SEBA engaged in conducting and monitoring of the process of receiving/depositing and scrutinizing the answer scripts/OMR sheets.” Till section 144 remained imposed in the area, the city police has prohibited assembly of more than five persons, agitation, demonstration, procession and shouting of slogans inside the SEBA complex and within the radius of 100 metres of SEBA complex, Bamunimaidam, Guwahati without prior permission from competent authority till the receiving/depositing and scrutinizing process is over.
Violation of this promulgation will be punishable under relevant provisions of law, the notification added.Already, state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed the district administrations having examination centres in their districts to shut down mobile internet services will be shut for three hours during the examination hours on respective days to ensure smooth conduct of recruitment exams for government jobs.