Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on Thursday had initiated action against 130 teachers in the country, after criticisms over evaluation errors in answer scripts of class 10 and 12 board exams.
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’s 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.
The board had on Wednesday served notices to schools in the national capital to suspend five teachers after miscalculations of up to 55 marks were found in Class 10 and Class 12 board exam papers during re-evaluation at the request of the aggrieved students.
“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.
The official said action had also been initiated against 14 erring teachers in Chennai, 11 in Allahabad, seven in Bhubaneshwar, six in Delhi, two in Guwahati and one in Trivandrum, and eight each in Ajmer and Panchkula.
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 board had declared both class 10 and class 12 results in the last week of May. However, candidates not satisfied with the marks they were awarded were able to apply for the re-evaluation process.
(With inputs from agencies)