No ban on articles of faith during HCS exam, clarifies HPSC

  • | Sunday | 31st March, 2019

Besides, there were also reports that ‘kakaars’ have been banned in HPSC examination. AMBALA: The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) chairman Manbir Singh Bhadana sought to clarify that there would be no restrictions on initiated Sikh candidates carrying religious symbols into the examination halls during the Haryana Civil Services (HCS) preliminary examination scheduled to be held on Sunday. However, in the cases of faith and religious sentiments, on March 30, we have issued another announcement on the website that candidates wearing objects of faith are allowed to enter in the examination centres only after proper checking/frisking and scanning to ensure no cheating material (in physical or electronic form) carried inside,” he added. The candidates would have undergo frisking and checking according to rules, Ambala deputy commissioner (DC) Sharandeep Kaur Brar said.On Friday, certain groups had posted on social media a copy of an alleged order that said that any religious symbol should not be carried into the examination centre. Even bangles or Kara are not allowed into the examination hall due to certain issues related to breach of fair conduction of exam, as there are several high-tech technologies available in the market which could be used for cheating.”“We have appealed to the candidates that they must not wear any such items.

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