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Matric answer sheet evaluation likely to be hit

Bhubaneswar: The All Odisha School and College Teachers' and Employees' Forum today decided to boycott the evaluation of Matriculation answer sheets and also urged their teacher colleagues to boycott the same protesting the alleged delay on the part of the State Government in publishing a notification of withdrawal of compulsory affidavit clause to avail grant-in-aid (GIA).

The aggrieved teachers and employees of the school and colleges are protesting against a State Government rule that makes it mandatory for them to submit an affidavit declaring that they would withdraw all court cases against the Government and not move court of law against the Government in the future if they wish to avail themselves of GIA facilities since a long.

Evaluation of answer papers of the annual High School Certificate (HSC)-2018 examinations will begin from March 20 at 57 evaluation centres.

The forum has decided to stage demonstration in front all the 57 centres.

The scrutiny will continue for 12 days. A total of 13,280 teachers will check the answer scripts of as many as 5,90,330 students in 57 evaluation centres across Odisha.

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), which conducts matriculation examination, has made elaborate arrangements to ensure error-free and hassle free evaluation process.

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