Rajasthan shuts internet for Patwari recruitment exam
JAIPUR [Maha Media]: A two-day dawn-to-dusk internet shutdown came into force in three districts of Rajasthan on Saturday to eliminate potential use of unfair means in the recruitment examinations of patwaris in the state.
The internet will remain cut off in Jaipur, Dausa and Bikaner from 6 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday when 15.62 lakh candidates will appear for the examination across 1,150 examination centres across the 23 districts of Rajasthan. Jaipur alone has 230 examination centres.
“Mobile internet will remain suspended from 6 am to 6 pm to ensure there is no paper leakage, fake rumours and no untoward incident which may lead to (adverse) law and order situation and disturbance,” said an order issued by the Jaipur divisional commissioner Dinesh Kumar Yadav.
The Public Relations Officer of the Jaipur Commissionerate also released a similar statement late on Friday night stating that the internet will be suspended in Jaipur and nearby areas.
A similar order was issued by the Bikaner Divisional Commissioner, BL, Mehra on Friday. The law and order situation might arise during the examination due to fake news or rumours about accidents and paper leak owing to which the 2G/3G/4G/Data, Internet service, Bulk, SMS/MMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media by Internet Service Providers will be temporarily suspended between 6 am to 6 pm on 23 and 24 October.”