In a bid to prevent malpractice during the Revenue Talatis (accountants) exam, Gujarat government has asked internet service providers to completely shut down all internet-based social media services from 9AM to 1 PM in the state.

Revenue Talatis (accountants) Recruitment Exam is conducted by Gaun Seva Pasandgi Mandal (Gujarat State Subsidiary Selection Board or GSSSB). Last year there were complaints of malpractice during the exam, following which stricter guidelines have been rolled out this year, says a report by The Times of India.

Source: b'Anandiben Patel | Source: PTI'

"Considering the sensitive nature of the exam for recruitment of talatis, internet service providers have been asked to shut down all internet-based social media services from 9am to1pm to prevent the misuse of mobiles during the exam,"as per a notification.

It was request made by GSSSB chairperson Asit Vora to block mobile internet services during the exam, where eight lakh candidates will sit for the test in various districts of Gujarat on Sunday.