Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has installed mobile jammers in examination halls to check cheating. HPPSC chairman, K S Tomar took the decision after the arrest of 34 candidates who were caught cheating during the Combined Graduate Level Examination 2013 (tier II).
A proposal would be sent to the government for providing adequate funds to purchase mobile jammers for each hall and centre where examinations and screening tests are conducted. HPPSC also plans to purchase mobile jammers before the forthcoming HP Administrative Service (main) Examination. HPPSC chairman convened a meeting on October 1 last year and decided to install mobile jammers on experimental basis to check their frequency, range and viability. These have been purchased through HP Electronics Development Corporation.