BHUBANESWAR: The evaluation process of Plus-II examination papers began amid boycott of non-government college teachers on Monday.
Despite the warning of higher education minister Pradeep Panigrahi that appropriate action would be taken against the agitating teachers if they do not participate in the evaluation of Plus II examination, the teachers continued their strike affecting the evaluation process.
The non-government college teachers are demanding full grant-in-aid and withdrawal of block grant.
They said that the state government have been cheating them by giving only assurance after assurance.
Evaluation of answer scripts is being carried out in 49 evaluation zones across Odisha. As many as 15,000 teachers have been engaged by Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) to evaluate the answer papers.
The evaluation of Plus II exam will be held in two phases. The first phase would be held from April 4 to 13 and the second phase from April 16 to 25, said CHSE sources.
With the non-government teachers boycotting the evaluation process, the state government claimed that CHSE had made alternative arrangements for the evaluation of answer papers.
The CHSE has decided to engage retired teachers in the process.