The superintendent who was in charge of the exam centre from where the OMR answer sheets went missing has been arrested by the police.
The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) said on Wednesday that the fate of the 108 students who Mathematics OMR answer sheets went missing on March 3 would be decided by the examination committee itself but only after the completion of the exams on March 8.
"The examination committee will take a call on this soon after the ongoing examinations are over on Friday," said BSE Secretary Ramsis Hazra, reported PTI.
OMR sheets of 108 students go missing
The Mathematics paper OMR sheets of 108 students appearing for the Odisha class 10 board exams or the BSE matriculation exam went missing on March 3 from a government-run high school in Odisha’s Malkangiri district where the board exam was held.
The incident surfaced a day after images of the Maths question paper went turned up on social media on Saturday.
The issue of the missing OMR sheets came to light when officials at the Padia SSD High School decided to lodge a police complaint at the Padia police station, the police said, according to PTI.
Hazra informed that the OMR answer sheets were found missing after the invigilators had collected them on the completion of the examination.
Four arrested by police
The education board had ensured that they would take strict action against the erring officials.
After a written complaint was lodged by the concerned Block Education Officer, the Malkangiri police arrested four persons, including the centre superintendent in connection with the case of the missing OMR sheets.
Here’s what BSE President said:
BSE President Jahan Ara Begum expressed shock and anguish over the incident and said that the exam centre superintendent and the invigilators had not followed the standard protocol of the examination.