The Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UP Board) on Monday extended the last date for evaluation of answer sheets of class 10th & 12th exams from April 13th to 19th because of the statewide blacklist of evaluation work by teachers. This is prone to delay declaration of results and surprise Board's arrangement to regularize the academic session.
The evaluation work was planned from March 30th to April 13th and the instructors were to submit the award blank (marks-sheet) on April 14 while the results were to be announced by April end. However, the teachers' associations across the state gave a call for blacklist of work after the state government neglected to address their requests. Later, teachers having a place with a group of the teachers’ association 'UP Madhyamik Sikshak Sangh' joined the work on April 2 while others are as yet boycotting it.
Secretary, UP Board, Amarnath Verma said, "Majority of the teachers affiliated with UP Board are not occupied with the evaluation part which has hampered the general examination transform over the state. In a few divisions, the evaluation work is yet to get so it has been chosen to give six days extra time to present the award clear, to those teachers who have joined the work."
The evaluators have been requested to submit the award blank in three stages from April 10 to 20. In the first stage, they would be submitting the marks on April 10, second on April 15 and third on April 20.
UP Board authorities said, the Board had prior chosen to finish the evaluation in 15 days. Presently the work has been postponed by 21 days.
This year, the evaluation work is going on in a total of 232 centres and at least one lakh teachers have been appointed to evaluate one crore copies of class 10th and 12th.
The arrangement of board inspectors have additionally be actualized wherein copies of examinees in diverse subjects including science and social science would be assessed by a board of analysts once it is inspected by the two examiners chose for the reason. The evaluation work is being undertaken across the state daily from 10 am to 4pm.
The instructors requests include payment of outstanding dues of evaluation work, fixation of minimum wages to teachers of unaided schools and deduction of amount under new pension schemes for teachers of government of aided schools.
State general secretary of UP Madhyamik Sikshak Sangh (Thakurai group) Lalmani Dwivedi, who is leading the instructors said, "From the year 2005, lakhs of instructors of government-aided schools are not being covered under any pension cover despite repeated assurances by the education minister Mehboob Ali."
"Essentially, instructors of unaided schools are being given insignificant compensations by school administrations. In the instructors' tradition held in Kanpur and Allahabad not long from now, Ali had guaranteed settling least wages for unaided teachers before the begin of the UP Board exams on February 19, but till now nothing has been done," he deplored.
On Monday, a meeting of educators was additionally composed at the District Inspector of School (DIOS) Komal Yadav's office wherein it was chosen to proceed with the blacklist program.
Another educator JP Yadav of unaided school said, "The instructors have also decided to remain away from any examination work from now onwards."
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