CUTTACK: High school teachers will not be engaged in the Socio, Economic and Caste Census (SECC) Operations-2011 till the completion of matriculation re-examination and valuation process.
The re-examination would begin on Tuesday under a security blanket in the wake of the question paper theft that led to rescheduling. The exams would end on April 26 to be immediately followed by valuation process as the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has committed to publish the results around the usual last week of June or first week of July.
Taking note of the fact that the teachers are being entrusted with the work of SECC 2011 on the field, the School and Mass Education Department had written to all district collectors expressing inability to spare them any longer. It has asked them to exempt the teachers from the SECC operations till the process of examinations is over.
The district education officers have also been instructed not to relieve teachers, entrusted with examination duties, for any work till the examination and the valuation are over, sources said.
Meanwhile, putting a new system in place, the BSE authorities on Monday started despatching the question papers for Tuesday’s subject to 2,095 examination centres from 230 nodal centres acting as storehouses. The question papers of individual subjects would be despatched on a daily basis.
The nodal centres are being guarded by armed police force round-the-clock while the district administration and police have provided security cover for the examination centres. “Each centre is under constant watch by police. Teachers have also been deputed for overnight vigil at the examination centres,” BSE president Satyakam Mishra said.
Besides, the help of the administration and the police has been sought for inspection of the centres during examinations to curb malpractice and other unfair practices. About 121 squads would also be pressed by the BSE to conduct raids and checking.
Around 4.76 lakh students in the regular stream are scheduled to take the exams. The valuation process would commence on May 1 and be completed by May 20, Mishra said.