Over a lakh to evaluate answer-sheets
Over one lakh examiners will evaluate the answer-sheets of high school and intermediate examinations conducted by the UP Board of Secondary Education (Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad) this year.
The evaluation work is expected to start from April 12 at 198 centres set up by the Board all over the State.
According to Board officials nine evaluation centres would be established in Allahabad while one in Kaushambi for the purpose.
The number of evaluation centres has been increased this year owing to rise in the number of Board examinees. Last year about 96,000 examiners had undertaken the evaluation work while this year the number has gone up to over one lakh and two thousand. This number can also be increased if the need arose, the Board sources said.
Meanwhile the Board has made stringent rules this year for checking the fake examiners. This year the Board has made it mandatory for the examiners to submit the copy of the post-graduate degree certificate along with the application for examinership. This step has been taken because last year an examiner was found to have examined the answer-sheets of a subject which he never taught.
Moreover the examiners must carry the photo identity card issued by the principal/manager of the college where they are employed.
The identity card will have the name of the examiner, his date of birth and address, the subject he taught at the college and the date of his appointment.
The district inspector of schools, Mahendra Kumar Singh, said that no examiner would be allowed to undertake the evaluation work without the identity card.