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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The growing use of electronic devices in written tests has the city government worried over the possibility of incompetent candidates entering the government.

To address the concern, the AAP government has decided to install jammers to prevent cheating with the help of high-tech electronic gadgets in examinations held for Delhi government jobs.

“After successfully using the jammers in a clerk-level exam on a pilot basis a couple of months ago, the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) has decided to use the device in its critical exams,” a government official told IANS.

“Nowadays students are using technology to pass exams which is the other facet of technology. You remember ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’?,” added the official.

A mobile phone jammer is an instrument used to prevent cellular phones from receiving signals from base stations. When used, the jammer effectively disables cellular phones.

It transmits on the same radio frequencies as the cell phone, disrupting the communication between the phone and the cell-phone base station in the tower.

“Applications have been invited from various service providers of phone jammers,” the official said.

According to the tender, the agency will have to ensure sufficient number of jammers are supplied and installed to block cell phone and blue tooth services at the exam centre.

Another requirement is that jammers work with or without electric supply for the entire duration of the exams without any technical fault.

In May, the Supreme Court had directed the Centre to install phone jammers at exam centres to prevent paper leaks and other malpractices.

The directive had come in the wake of alleged cheating in the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) where many aspirants had Sim cards stitched to their shirts and had blue-tooth devices. Over 350 calls were made to the various exam centres.

Nowadays in the market various gadgets are available that can be customized to fit into salwar-kameez sets, sports bras, jackets, shirts and regular buttons.

(With inputs from IANS)


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