New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Facing flak over evaluation errors in answer scripts of Class X and XII board exams, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has initiated action against 130 teachers including seven teachers from Bhubaneswar region.
Similar action is likely to be ordered by more regional offices against schools, teachers or coordinators where evaluation errors have been found, according to the board officials.
The highest number of erring teachers are from Patna 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.
He said action has also been initiated against 14 erring teachers in Chennai, 11 in Allahabad, seven in Bhubaneswar, six in Delhi, two in Guwahati and one in Trivandrum, and eight each in Ajmer and Panchkula.
“Five teachers from the Delhi region are supposedly to be suspended. Schools concerned have been asked to take the prescribed action,” he said.
They have been held responsible for major mistakes in totalling of marks in the Class X and XII board exam papers, the official said.
“The re-evaluation 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,” the CBSE official said.