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CBSE whip on examiners

Calcutta: CBSE schools may lose their affiliation if they fail to send at least one teacher in each subject for evaluation of answer scripts of the Class X and XII exams, according to a circular issued by the board.

"If asked by the Board, the school shall provide at least one examiner in each subject offered by the school and more than one, if more than 200 students have been sent for the examination. In case they fail to do so, the Board shall have the right to take appropriate action including initiating action for disaffiliation of the school," the circular issued last month read.

Schools said teachers often did not report for evaluation on medical grounds or because the respective institutions did not release them.

The circular says that it has been observed in the past that the "schools are not cooperating with the Board in nominating/deputing and relieving their regular and experienced teachers for board's evaluation process for full duration."

The directive states that the schools have to ensure that all teachers assigned to classes IX to XII register themselves on the examination portal and release them according to the requirement for evaluation duty.

The schools have been asked not to assign any duty to the evaluators during the period of assessment.

It will be the board's prerogative to select head examiners and examiners.

"Usually, evaluation has to be completed within 10 days. It becomes difficult to meet the deadline if examiners do not report for duty," said Sharmila Bose, the principal of Sushila Birla Girls' School.

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