BHUBANESWAR: Even as two weeks have passed since evaluation of Plus Two answer sheets began, the process has been moving at a sluggish pace. This despite the fact that the Council of Higher Secondary Examination (CHSE) has decided to announce the Science results by mid-May.
The CHSE on Saturday decided to conduct the first phase and second phase evaluation simultaneously owing to the ‘unsatisfactory’ progress of Plus Two answer sheets correction. Last week, CHSE had decided to postpone the second phase evaluation to April 18 from April 16 as the first phase work is not yet completed. Evaluation of the answer sheets was delayed by a week owing to the teachers’ strike.
Chairman of CHSE Basudev Chattoi said in wake of the situation, it has been decided that from Sunday, first phase of evaluation will be conducted from 8 am to 12 pm to complete the backlog. The second phase would be carried out from 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
This apart, the CHSE has asked evaluation zone supervisors to submit a list of absentee evaluators against whom action will be initiated. In all the 49 evaluation zones, a large number of teachers has remained absent till date even after being provided the appointment letters for evaluation by the zone supervisors.
Principal of City-based Maharshi College of Natural Law (an evaluation zone) Basant Sahu said of the total 305 teachers who were given appointment letters for both manual and digital evaluation in the college, 100 have remained absent till date. Similarly, e-evaluation has been badly hit as majority of the absentee evaluators are associated with digital correction of Science and Commerce papers.
Total 15,000 teachers from junior colleges were roped in by the CHSE for Plus Two answer sheet evaluation of which, 7,000 were supposed to participate in first phase correction.