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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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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)