Gujarat bans Internet ahead of state exams

| Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:49
First Published |
Mobile Internet ban, Gujarat

New Delhi: To curb cheating during exams, Gujarat to ban mobile internet today. The ban will be enforced  from 9am to 1 pm during the revenue Talatis (Accountants) recuitment exams. This ban will be seen in other districts too as candidates will be appearing in the test for recruitment for 2,480 posts of talatis.  
The exam is being conducted by Gujarat State Subsidiary Selection Board (GSSSB).  
The ban was necessary to avoid irregularities such as the 2015 leak of talatis exam paper, Ahmedabad collector Rajkumar Beniwal said.

This step has been taken because the '#Anandi Ban' government plans to block mobile internet services on Sunday.
"Considering the sensitive nature of the exam for recruitment of talatis, internet service providers have been asked to shut down all internet-based social media services from 9 am to 1 pm to prevent the misuse of mobiles during the exam," says a notification signed by Ahmedabad additional district magistrate, AB Gor.
The state government had banned these services in August last year when violence broke out during the Patidar agitation. 


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