The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has initiated action against 130 teachers in the country after it came in for heavy criticism over evaluation errors in answer scripts of class 10 and 12 board exams. According to the board’s officials, similar action will be taken by more regional offices against schools, teachers or coordinators where evaluation errors have been found.
According to a report from Hindustan Times, Patna accounted for the highest number of erring teachers where 45 of them have been held responsible for “the gross carelessness committed by them resulting in severe hardships for the candidates and tarnishing the board’s reputation,” a senior board official said.
“Letters of initiating immediate disciplinary action, including suspension, have been issued to schools by the CBSE’s Dehradun office in respect of 27 identified teachers or coordinators for the gross mistakes committed by them,” the official said. Action has also been taken against 14 erring teachers in Chennai, 11 in Allahabad, eight each in Ajmer and Panchkula, seven in Bhubaneshwar, six in Delhi, two in Guwahati and one in Trivandrum.
The CBSE had, on June 1, started the process of re-evaluation for those who had appeared for the class 10 and 12 board examinations this year. The process saw some students getting 50-55 marks more than what they had initially got when the results were declared in May this year. A detailed report is being prepared in the matter and the concerned school have been asked to take the required action.