Short Circuit disrupts Plus II evaluation at DD College; papers sent back to CHSE

Keonjhar: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Sunday asked the authorities of the Dharanidhara (DD) Autonomous College here to send back the Plus Two papers unchecked after a short circuit disrupted the evaluation of the papers.

The online evaluation of the papers remained disrupted for the past two days due to power failure as a result of the short circuit.

Though Nesco and General Electricity Department (GED) were informed, no action was taken.

Remaining 500 Chemistry and 250 Commerce papers were returned to the CHSE office on Monday due to the evaluation disruption.

Golakh Bihari Rout, Principal, Dharanidhara Autonomous College, said, “We informed Nesco as well as the GED. However, nobody turned up. After we informed the Collector, Nesco officials visited the college and said this was the job of GED.”

He added when the council control room was apprised about the situation, it asked the college to send back the answer sheets unchecked.

Meanwhile, refuting the allegations, Shyam Sundar Naik, a Nesco official, said, “We sent a team to the college which found the supply line up to the main switch is okay. Therefore, we asked them to contact the GED for repair work.”

In a related development, CHSE chairman Basudeb Chattoi said the remaining answer sheets are being evaluated at other centres. “The evaluation process is not halted,” he added.