Five days into the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination of the Maharashtra State Board, the analysis course of is but to start amidst a boycott on associated work by the junior faculty academics’ affiliation.
Lakhs of reply sheets await analysis because the mannequin reply papers should not but finalised because the chief moderators refused to carry conferences for a similar.
A couple of days earlier than the HSC examination started on February 21, the Maharashtra Federation of Junior College Teachers Organisation wrote a letter to the School Education Minister, informing concerning the boycott.
Mukund Aandhalkar, convenor of the Maharashtra Federation of Junior College Teachers Organisation, stated, “The board has not been able to conduct any meeting with the chief moderators of respective subjects to finalise the model answer paper used for evaluations. The answer papers may either be in transit or have reached the principals of junior colleges for the teachers to collect. But nobody is going to collect the answer sheets for evaluation due to the boycott. We hope that the government takes a serious cognisance to respond positively.”
Some of the calls for by the academics embody growing the retirement age to 60, implementation of the previous pension scheme, seniority promotion observe of state authorities workers — primarily based on the years of service — be relevant to academics, and filling up vacant posts of academics amongst others. According to the academics, the state authorities had assured them of constructive resolutions after the agitations in December 2022. “The state government was notified that there will be a boycott of the HSC assessment if it failed to deliver on its assurances,” stated academics in a joint assertion.
The delay within the analysis course of is more likely to delay the HSC end result. According to an official from the state board, the analysis course of often begins the day the examination begins because the chief moderators finalise the reply papers.
Sharad Gosavi, chairman of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, stated, “The meeting between the board and representatives from the organisation concluded on a positive note…”