Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3:
The Higher Education department of the Odisha government today dropped as many as 336 examiners from the panel of examiners for the annual Plus Two Examinations 2015 for their alleged goof up in the evaluation of answer sheets last year.
“We had served show cause on these teachers. Action was taken against after they failed to respond to the notice execpt one,” said Durga Prasad Behera, additional secretary in the Higher Education department.
Behera said the list of examiners dropped from the panel includes 13 examiners who are teachers in government run colleges. Among them are teachers of reputed colleges like BJB College and Rama Devi College in Bhubaneswar, Government College in Phulbani and Dharanidhar College in Keonjhar, he revealed. The rest are teachers of aided colleges, he added
“Disciplinary action will be initiated against these examiners among whom are chief examiners, deputy chief examiners and examiners. Apart from their exclusion from the panel, departmental proceedings will be initiated against them, which may result in withholding of their increments,” Behera said.
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) had received much flak for the faulty evaluation after the publication of the results of the Plus Two annual examinations last year.
The government had ordered an Plus Two Instant examination for the aggrieved students following the outcry. A whopping 10,000 students had filled up forms for appearing in the exams.
Serpentine queues were witnessed at the CHSE head office here and other zonal offices as students queued up to submit application for re-evaluation of their answer sheets.
Observers, however, are wondering why it took nearly a year for the government to act and that too when this year’s examinations are round the corner.