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UP Board frowns as teachers flout mobile ban at evaluation centres

In the letter, the board secretary referred to the directive of UP chief secretary dated March 7, 2019 for ensuring sanctity of evaluation by checking use of mobile phones at evaluation centers, carrying out the checking process under CCTV cameras, ban on entry of outsiders into evaluation centre premises

education Updated: Mar 14, 2019 07:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
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Prayagraj: Teachers check the answer sheet of students who appeared for Uttar Pradesh Board examination Class 10th and 12th, in Prayagraj (Allahabad)(PTI)

The UP Board has taken a serious note of reports that evaluators are flouting its ban on the use of cell phones while checking the high school (class 10) and intermediate (class 12) answer sheets at evaluation centres in Prayagraj.

UP Board secretary Neena Srivastava on Wednesday sent a missive to all district inspectors of schools (DIOS), besides the deputy controller of all evaluation centres, for ensuring that teachers did not use mobile phones while checking the answer sheets.

In the letter, the board secretary referred to the directive of UP chief secretary dated March 7, 2019 for ensuring sanctity of evaluation by checking use of mobile phones at evaluation centers, carrying out the checking process under CCTV cameras, ban on entry of outsiders into evaluation centre premises.

Confirming that directives have been sent to the DIOS and deputy controller, Srivastava said action would be initiated against teachers flouting the orders.

Despite the directives, some teachers were seen using mobile phones while evaluating answer sheets at evaluation centres in city on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter alleged.

The UP Board high school and intermediate examinations concluded on March 2. The evaluation of answer-sheets began on March 8. This year, over 6.52 lakh candidates left the examination midway, the official added..

Officials credited the stringent anti-copying measures for students quitting the exams mid way. Last year, over 10 lakh students skipped the Uttar Pradesh board examinations, the highest in the over nine-decade history of the Board.

This year, as many as 403 candidates were caught copying during the exam that was completed in a record 16 working days beginning February 7.

FIR was registered against 68 people, including principals, centre superintendent, solver and fraudulent teachers, according to the statistics shared by the board official.

Photo Caption : Teachers evaluating UP Board answer sheet at an evaluation center in Prayagraj on Wednesday.

First Published: Mar 14, 2019 07:20 IST