Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Tuesday has allowed conducting the recruitment examinations in various government departments and entrance examinations for higher education in offline mode across the state adhering to Covid-19 protocols.
Chief secretary Jishnu Barua, who is the chairperson of the state executive committee (SEC) of the ASDMA, through an order allowed conducting the examinations with effect from July 14.
He issued the order exercising the powers conferred under section 22(2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
The order stated that requests from various departments/ organizations/ agencies for conducting recruitment/ entrance examinations across the state on offline mode for the greater interest of the candidates were received by the ASDMA.
The ASDMA directed the concerned departments/ agencies to ensure strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols while conducting the examinations.
“The examinations should be conducted with 50 percent of seating capacity of the examination hall or 50 candidates whichever is lower. Also, not more than 200 candidates should be allowed to take examination at any center in a shift,” the order stated.
ASDMA further stated that the candidates appearing in such examinations will be exempted from the restrictions on inter-district movement, movement during curfew hours and odd-even formula of vehicular movement in urban areas on production of valid admit card.