New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: As many as 130 teachers including seven from Odisha landed in a major trouble after Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has initiated action against them in connection with the evaluation errors in answer scripts of class 10 and 12 board exams.
The regional offices of the board are also likely to take similar action against schools, teachers or coordinators where evaluation errors have been found, said 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.
Action has also been initiated against 14 erring teachers in Chennai, 11 in Allahabad, six in Delhi, two in Guwahati ,one in Trivandrum, and eight each in Ajmer and Panchkula.
“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.
“Five teachers from the Delhi region — three from government schools and two from private schools — 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 10 and 12 board exam papers, the official said.