The ban has been imposed by the Karnataka Examination Authority. Image Credit source: freepik
Candidates cannot cover their heads in any way during recruitment examinations. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has banned doing so. This step has been taken by the authority to curb fraud like use of Bluetooth devices during examinations. The authority has given permission to female candidates to wear Mangalsutra during the examination.
According to India Today report, according to the official notice issued by the Karnatak Examination Authority, from now on wearing any garment or cap covering the head, mouth or ears is banned in the examination hall. The order further said that this is part of the efforts to prevent irregularities in the examination. KEA’s announcement comes ahead of various board and recruitment examinations to be held on November 18 and 19 across the state.
The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has announced a dress code for the recruitment examinations of various boards and corporations on November 18 and 19 across the state and said that any eye cap or cap that covers the head, mouth or ears. Will not hold. Candidates doing this will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. Although the dress code does not explicitly ban hijab.
A few days ago, women were allowed to appear in examinations for recruitment in departments like Labor Department, Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KONICS), Mysore Sales International Limited (MSIL) and Sainik Welfare Board wearing hijab. Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr. MC Sudhakar had clarified that this should not be confused with the Supreme Court order on hijab in schools.
Let us tell you that except the Public Service Commission, other recruitment examinations in Karnataka will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority only. In such a situation, this order will be implemented on all the recruitment examinations conducted by KEA.