The education department has released a new proforma for annual confidential report (ACR) form of teachers with major changes. After poor results of students in board examinations, the ACR has been made result-oriented as the weightage will now be given to the results of students.
In the new format released around 10 days ago, the weightage has been given to the results of students, and it has been increased to 70 marks from 8 out of 100. Earlier, teachers were given full eight marks out of 100 if the results of a particular teacher were 100% , but in the new format, demarcations have been made in the result segment. Under the results section, now the teachers will have to tell the number of students, who got 33-45% , 46-60%, 61-80% and more than 80%.
Teachers are saying that the ACR has become more complicated now than ever before as a lot of calculation work is involved.
Sukhdev Lal, general secretary of the Government School Lecturers Union, said that if a teacher gives 100% result, even then he/she will not be given full 70 marks.
Now the teachers, who have attended the seminars and training programs, will be awarded 5 marks to which the teachers have given negative response as they said that there are scores of teachers who are not sent to attend seminars or undergo training.
One of the teachers said, “ This clearly means that those who have never attended any of the seminars or training classes, will not get those five marks,” asked a teacher.
District education officer Harinder Pal said, “The report has now been made more result-oriented after looking at the poor results in board exams, so now it will be important for the teachers to give more attention to the students.”
Talking about the seminars and training, he said, “It will be important for every teacher from now to attend the seminar, so there is no question of the teachers not getting a chance to attend seminars.”