The Council for Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has written to the Higher Education Department seeking an official notification regarding the answer sheet evaluation of residential colleges.
Higher Education Minister Badrinarayan Patra had mentioned that answer paper evaluation of the residential colleges would be done centrally for greater transparency. Even though Patra made the announcement on March 12, the Higher Education Department did not follow it up with an official letter to the council. The council officials, on the other hand, stated that they are waiting for an official notification from the Higher Education Department to execute the proposal of the Minister.
Around 47 evaluation zones have been created across the State for evaluation of answer sheets. The answer paper evaluation will be done in all these zones where the answer sheets of the private and residential colleges have been distributed.
“Unless we receive an official notification, we will go with the usual procedure,” said CHSE examination controller Jasobanta Behera. He also added that answer sheets from which college will be sent to which zone has already been finalised.
After conclusion of the examination, the answer sheets will be directly sent to the zones assigned to them. The teaching staff of the private and residential colleges are not allowed to evaluate answer sheet as per the examination policy of the council. Now it remains to be seen if the answer sheets of the residential colleges will be evaluated centrally or not, depending on the notification received by the department.