Assam facing mobile internet outages for more than four hours in 25 districts of Assam and step has been taken by the state government to avoid malpractices during the written examinations which are conducted for the Grade-IV positions in different departments. According to a top government official, the suspension of mobile Internet services is implemented under Section 144 CrPC.
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Meanwhile, the principal of Cachar College in Silchar was also detained by the state police to provide enough amount of attention while conducting the examination. According to the police, the deputy commissioner of the Cachar district has lodged an FIR against the principal at the Silchar police station.
Claim: 48 hours Internet Ban in #Assam to start from 12:00 AM on Dec 11, 2019
Reality: As of now, no such Internet Ban has been announced in Assam.
Conclusion: #FakeNews pic.twitter.com/j2D1eAMRTc
It seems that the principal failed to conduct the examination as per the given guidelines. As per the report, over 14.30 lakh candidates are going to appear in the examination for 3000 posts in Grade III and Grade IV categories. The scheduled dates for the examination are August 21, August 28, and September 1.
The news about the suspension of mobile internet services is shared by the top officials of Jio and Airtel and PTI is the one to report it first.
“Dear customers, as per government directive, mobile Internet services are being temporarily stopped in your area between 10am to 12pm and between 2pm to 4pm,” Airtel informed the customers via SMS alert.
I had to apply for an exam but missed the deadline because of the internet ban in Assam: Gauhati University student#CitizenshipAmmendmentAct
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CM Himanta Biswas Sarma already confirmed the news regarding the suspension of internet services during the examination on August 17. Meanwhile, Assam Police has shared a tweet suggesting that the police officers will be around the examination centers for all three days.