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No.itef/ Cir. 8 /2011 Date : 08.09..2011.
You are aware that the "Examination Rules" notified by the Board for the year 2011 prohibits the use of Calculator by the candidates in the Examination. Upon representation from various circles, we took up the matter with the Chairman and the same was subjected to discussion in the quarterly meeting with the Chairman held on 20th July, 2011. The Chairman was of the opinion that calculators should be allowed since the same is being used for the day to day work also. The official version contained in the minutes of that meeting circulated by the Board vide F No. B-12020/2/2011-Ad.IX dated 17.08.2011 is as under:
"The staff side demanded that calculators should be allowed in the exam.
The Chairman opined that in view of present scenario of technology upgradation, the demand could be considered justified as it would test their skill in the use of such gadgets. He asked DIT (Exam) to examine this issue and make appropriate proposal."
We are yet to hear from the Directorate whether it has got the proposal approved and instructions issued to the field formations. Meanwhile you may inform the candidates that they may use the calculator in the Departmental Examination wherever necessary.
(Ashok B Salunkhe)