Taking a serious note of mass copying during the class XII Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) English exam at Sant Baba Jagat Singh Senior Secondary School in Harsha Chhina on February 20, the education department has suspended the centre superintendent and the deputy superintendent with immediate effect.
Five teachers, who were part of supervisory team, have also been suspended.
The education department has also recommended the cancellation of the affiliation of the school concerned as well as disciplinary action against the principal.
Balbir Singh Dhol, director public instructions (secondary education), said the education department has suspended centre superintendent Balwan Singh and deputy superintendent Harjit Singh and issued a chargesheet under section 8 of the Punjab Civil Services (penalties and appeal).
The supervisory staff at the centre, including Kulwinder Kaur, Vikaramjit Singh, Baljinder Kaur, Ramanjit Kaur , and Kamaljit Kaur, have also been chargesheeted, said the DPI.
Dhol added that the education department has recommended de- affiliation of the school concerned apart from initiating disciplinary action against the school principal Monica Sharma and PSEB assistant superintendent Sumanpreet Kaur.
Notably, the flying squad that reached the centre for checking was made to wait at the gate and allowed entry after 10 minutes. During the check, the team came across objectionable content following which the PSEB cancelled the exam.