BHUBANESWAR: The Higher Education Department on Saturday warned the agitating faculty members of junior colleges of stringent action if they do not participate in the Plus Two evaluation process.
Secretary of the department GVV Sharma said action under the Conduct of Examination Act, 1988 will be taken against teachers who do not attend the evaluation work and cooperate with the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) for timely evaluation and publication of results. The CHSE will begin evaluation of Plus Two answer sheets from Monday.
Earlier this week, different college teacher groups including the 488-category block grant lecturers threatened to boycott evaluation of answer sheets unless the department meets all their demands by Sunday. They have been asking the Government to abolish the block grant system and provide full aid.
Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy had also urged them to cooperate in the evaluation process irrespective of the Government decision.
In a letter to the chief examiners and all faculty members selected to take part in the evaluation process, Sharma said disciplinary proceedings will be taken against faculty members not participating in the evaluation.
Evaluation will be carried out in two phases. While the language and ancillary papers in Science and Commerce streams will be digitally evaluated till April 13, the second phase from April 16 to 25 will see correction of main papers of both the streams. Similarly, manual evaluation of answer scripts of Arts stream would start from April 4. While 49 evaluation zones have been set up for manual correction of Arts papers, 29 such zones would be set up for digital correction of Science and Commerce.
This year, the Higher Education Department has decided to conduct digital evaluation of both Science and Commerce answer sheets and 8,000 teachers have been roped in for the purpose. Nearly eight lakh answer papers of students of both the streams would be e-evaluated. The department has decided to publish the results of Science students by mid-May so as to enable them to appear at the JEE Advance Entrance test.