+2 evaluation: CHSE to seek action against absent teachers

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Bhubaneswar: Apprehending delay in the announcement of results of this year’s annual Plus Two examinations, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has decided to recommend the Higher Education department to take action against teachers who have not joined duty at the designated evaluation centres.

“It has come to the notice of the Council that some examiners have not reported at the evaluation zones (including e-evaluation centres) for valuation work, which has seriously affected progress of evaluation. All zone supervisors are requested to report the names of the examiners who have not reported for evaluation work, with reasons thereof, if available, for onward transmission of their names to the government. The names of those examiners, who joined initially but subsequently left, are also to be reported in a separate list. This may be treated as urgent,” Controller of Examinations, CHSE, said in a letter to all supervisors of the evaluation zones on Friday.

Talking to OTV, CHSE chairman Prof Basudeb Chhatoi said the time frame in which the Council had decided to complete its first phase evaluation work, has not been fulfilled forcing it to extend its first phase evaluation by two days till April 18.

“It has been found that some teachers, who have been shortlisted for evaluation work, are yet to join their duty as the designated evaluation zones. Taking this into account, we have asked the zone supervisors to prepare a list of teachers who are yet to join their duty and another list of teachers who had initially joined their duty but did not turn up later. After we get these two lists, we will recommend the state government to take disciplinary action against these erring teachers who are playing with the future of the students,” he added.

Notably, the Council had scheduled the first phase valuation from April 4 to 13. But the valuation work could not be held for six days as the teachers of 488 and 662 categories of non-government and private colleges boycotted the evaluation work and went on an indefinite strike demanding abolition of the block grant system.

After the government agreed to fulfill their demand, the agitating teachers joined the evaluation work on April 10. But some of the teachers were later found remaining absent from their duty.

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