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No Invigilation Duty for Tutors

Published: 18th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2015 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Teachers engaged in private tutoring or coaching classes will not be assigned invigilation duty in the Plus Two examination 2015.

The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) issued the directives in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) formulated for the Plus Two examinations. The SOP was recently approved by the Department of Higher Education (DHE). A teacher imparting tuitions in a particular subject will not be allowed to invigilate the same subject during examination.

According to the SOP, the question paper packets will be opened by the centre superintendents only in the presence of the observers. All the centre superintendents have to ensure that the sealed question papers are opened 15 minutes before the examination commences.

Strengthening invigilation across junior colleges and random inspection of every examination sitting has been made mandatory. The centre superintendent in each examination centre has been instructed to visit every hall, along with the internal squad, twice during a paper.

The Examination Management Hubs (EMH), which will begin functioning once question papers are received from the Council, have to be under constant surveillance through CCTV cameras. A manual watch will also be maintained by police personnel and officials of district administration.

The EMH supervisors have been instructed to prepare a route chart for transportation of the question papers to the examination centres. They also have to be in constant touch with centre in-charge and act proactively if the question papers do not reach on time.

The SOP also states that if the CCTV camera in any of the EMHs become non-functional or are meddled with, the hub supervisor will be held accountable.

Observers will play a major role in ensuring that the answer papers are sealed properly and transported to the EMHs safely. Moreover, the same observer can not be appointed to one examination centre more than twice.

During valuation of answer-papers, other than the usual guidelines, the zone supervisors have been asked to ensure that the chief examiners or assistant examiners dedicate at least five hours everyday to the valuation centres.

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