Watch: Odisha teachers evaluating +2 exam answer sheets under mobile torch light

Bhubaneswar: A day after +2 examination papers evaluation under mobile torch light came to fore in media, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) authorities directed for re-evaluation of the answer sheets.

The answer sheets evaluated under mobile torch light at the MPC Autonomous College yesterday will be re-examined today. And today’s papers will be evaluated by the teachers tomorrow, said an official in the CHSE.

As per the CHSE guidelines, there should not be evaluation in darkness. However, the teachers on answer sheet evaluation duty continued it violating the guidelines, he said.

The mobile phone is required for e-evaluation to get OTP. The teachers, who are assigned for conducting e-evaluation, can bring the devices to the evaluation centre. However, the mobile phone is completely banned for the teachers for offline evaluation at the centres, he added.

The serious blunder was reported from the MPC Autonomous College in Baripada. A visual of the evaluation of annual +2 examinations papers under mobile phone torch was aired on a private news channel yesterday showing the teachers engaged in such irresponsible act.

According to reports, left with no option, the teachers on evaluation duty had examined the papers at the State-run college with help of inbuilt torch light of mobile phones due to power outage during thunderstorm. As there was no DG set at the evaluation centre, it was completely dark, but the teachers violated the CHSE guidelines.

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