Delhi Government to install mobile phone jammers in examination centers

The AAP government has decided to install jamming in order to prevent cheating with the help of high-tech electronic devices during exams that are being held for government agencies in Delhi, cheating during exams. The increasing use of electronic devices in written tests has left the city government concerned about the possibility of incompetent candidates entering the government. “After a few months ago, the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) successfully used the jammers in an examiner’s exam, so it decided to use it in its critical trials,” a government official told IANS.

The DSSSB was founded in 1996 and conducts written tests and interviews for middle and lower levels in the state government and municipal authorities. A cell phone jammer is an instrument that prevents cell phones from receiving signals from base stations. When used, the jammer effectively disables mobile phones. It transmits on the same radio frequencies as the mobile phone and interrupts the communication between the phone and the base station of the mobile phone in the tower. “Today, students use technology to pass exams, which is the other side of technology, they remember ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, right,” the official added, referring to the Bollywood film in which the protagonist is – a local rogue – is shown a medical examination with the help of a small earphone. “Applications were invited by various service providers of telephone jammers,” said one official.

According to the call, the agency must ensure that a sufficient number of jammers are deployed and installed to block the cell phone and blue-tooth services at the testing center. Another requirement is that jammers with or without power supply operate for the entire duration of the tests without technical interference. Various gadgets are available on the market that can be customized for salwar kameez sets, sports bras, jackets, shirts and regular buttons. In May, the Supreme Court ordered the center to install telephone jammers in test centers to prevent paper leaks and other ills. The guideline was created after alleged fraud in the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). Many aspirants had sim cards sewn to their shirts and had Bluetooth devices. More than 350 calls were directed to the various examination centers.