The KPSC is all set to form a special detective squad to identify and prevent advanced technological methods for copying at competitive examinations, reported Kannada Prabha.

This is the first time in the country that such a squad is being set up.  It can be recalled that at the examinations for appointment for Moraraji Desai Residential Schools candidates resorted to copying via wireless.  Following this incident KPSC decided to set up a detective squad.  It is also contemplating filing criminal cases against anyone who indulges in such practices and they will not be considered for any government jobs in future.  The detective squad will help in taking legal action against candidates who engage in malpractices.

The special squad will be formed at all districts where KPSC examinations will be conducted. A senior officer, expert in state of the art technology, a senior district level police officer and another senior officer as per the recommendation of the DC will form the squad.

The squad will stay at the examination centres till the examinations are completed and attempts to identify malpractices.  As soon as candidate is found to indulge in malpractice the candidate will be taken into custody and criminal case filed, said senior officers.

KPSC secretary N S Prasannakumar said some candidates resort to malpractices without preparing for examinations. The purpose of setting up detective squad is to give justice to merit students.  The squad is capable to identifying even instruments hidden inside the body.