BHUBANESWAR: Evaluation of Plus Two answer sheets continued to remain paralysed for the third day on Wednesday with the agitating block grant teachers of 488 and 622 category colleges showing no signs of relenting. Although the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) had given a deadline of 24 hours to the teachers to join evaluation duty, none of them reported at the 49 evaluation zones.
CHSE sources said around 15 per cent of teachers had reported for evaluation on first day on Monday and 25 per cent and 35 per cent on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. In the first phase of evaluation, the CHSE requires 7,000 teachers, both for digital and manual evaluation.
CHSE Chairman Basudev Chatoi said the Council will issue letters to principals of aided/non-aided junior colleges, autonomous degree colleges and self-financing colleges to provide their teachers for evaluation work.
This apart, Officers on Special Duty (OSDs) of Rama Devi Women’s University, Khallikote Cluster University and Gangadhar Meher Unitary University have been asked to assign teachers for evaluation duty.
When asked if absence of teachers will hamper correction process and timely publication of results, Chatoi said the Council will manage to streamline the requirement of teachers after alternative arrangements are put in place within a day or two. Trainers from Tata Consultancy Services will be present in evaluation zones round the clock to train the teachers as and when required.
Chatoi said under the provisions of Conduct of Examination Act, 1988, picketing within 100 metres of evaluation zones is a cognisable offence and non-bailable warrants can be issued against the agitating teachers.
Meanwhile, members of both 488 and 662 category colleges associations said they will continue their strike as the State Government has given them false promises so far. Addressing mediapersons here, president of 488 category college teachers Pabitra Mahala said they have been sitting on dharna every year and though the State Government assures to look into our demand of abolition of block grant system and implementation of full grant aid, no step has been taken so far.