Reported by Santosh Jagdev/Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, June 3:
About 2, 500 students, who appeared in the annual Plus Two examinations conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) this year, applied for revaluation of their answer sheets at the CHSE head office here today.
“Around 2500 students had submitted applications for revaluation of their answer sheets the central office here by evening today,” CHSE chairman Dr Basudev Chhatoi said.
He, however, said he had no information on how many students applied for revaluation in the three zonal offices of the CHSE at Berhampur, Sambalpur and Baripada. “We have not received any report from the zonal offices yet,” he said.
Around 4000 students, along with their parents, had gathered in front of the CHSE office here and waited in two long queues for their turn to fill up the application forms for re-evaluation and answer sheets.
Dr Chhatoi said students, who have secured 90 per cent and above and are applying for re-addition in one or two subjects, can get their answer sheets within 48 hours of the submission of their particulars, while those who have secured below 90 per cent and are applying for revaluation in more than one subject will get them within 10 days of submitting their applications.
Following a massive outcry over alleged ‘faulty’ valuation of papers, Higher Education minister Pradip Panigrahi had yesterday directed CHSE authorities to complete the revaluation of the answer sheets in 10 days’ time.
The Higher Education department today informed that aggrieved students can apply for re-checking of their examination papers by June 30.
Additional secretary of the department Durga Prasad Behera said the students can apply for re-evaluation of their answer sheets by June 30 along with the stipulated fees.
The students can download the application form from the department’s website www.dheorissa.in, Forms can be deposited at the CHSE head office in Bhubaneswar here and its three zonal offices in Berhampur, Sambalpur and Baripada within the specified time so that the papers can be evaluated and the revised mark sheets produced soon after rectifying all the errors, Behera said.
Meanwhile, CHSE authorities have reduced the fees for re-checking, re-addition and photocopies of answer sheets after parents and guardians complained about the exorbitant fees fixed for them.
As per the revised rate, students now have to pay Rs 100 instead of Rs 200 for re-checking/re-addition and Rs 200 for obtaining photocopies of answer sheets instead of the Rs 600 fixed earlier.
For re-addition students have to pay Rs 100 for each paper which was earlier decided by the CHSE to be Rs 200, while for obtaining photocopy of answer sheet one has to pay Rs 200 instead of Rs 600, the CHSE sources.
Students can deposit the fee for these services either in cash at the CHSE office here and its three regional offices or in the form of demand drafts drawn in favour of Finance Officer, CHSE (O), sources in the Council said. Application forms to apply for re-addition, re-checking and photocopies are being provided free of cost, they said.