Noticing the irregularities and not reporting for evaluation duties, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued notices to about 3,500 teachers that include 200 teachers from the Delhi Government schools. The management of the schools have been asked to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 per teacher, while government schools have been asked to take disciplinary action against such teachers.
As per reports, the board has issued disaffiliation notices to 15 schools till now for not relieving teachers for evaluation of Class X and XII exam answer sheets.
According to CBSE officials, the Board is likely to announce the results in the third week of May.
Board exams that began on February 15 got over on Thursday. In the post-exam media briefing, Anurag Tripathi, secretary, CBSE, said the Board has cracked the whip against teachers and schools that have not cooperated in the evaluation process, which began on March 14. The Board is targeting to complete the evaluation of 1.7 crore answer sheets in 31 days (by April 15, 2019).
“3,500 evaluators have been served notices and a fine of Rs 50,000 per teacher has been imposed on the school management for not reporting at the evaluation centres. Another 15 schools have been served disaffiliation notices for not relieving their teachers for evaluation. We have also written to the Delhi government with regard to the 200 teachers who have not reported for evaluation to initiate disciplinary action,” informed Tripathi.
CBSE had conducted face-to-face training for two lakh teachers on the evaluation process. “A few lakh teachers were also given online training on evaluation so that errors don’t happen. Our target is to evaluate and upload 1.7 crore copies within 31 days. We are expecting to announce the results in the third week of May,” added Tripathi.
The CBSE official also spoke on the initiatives taken by the Board to curb unfair means and leak of question papers. As first reported by TOI, the secretary said CBSE, apart from live monitoring of the centre superintendents and observers during the collection and delivery of the question papers to finally sealing them and dispatching the material at the end of the exam, multiple sets of question papers were re-introduced.
“The accident of last year (question paper leak) gave us an opportunity to come up with better solutions and we undertook 21 new initiatives. For the first time, 6,000 centres in India were assigned designated observers who conducted the exams in joint cooperation with the centre superintendents,” said Tripathi.
By: Preeti Narula