Allahabad: In a grim turn of events, teachers belonging to the aided secondary schools in Uttar Pradesh will be boycotting the evaluation UP Board Exam answer sheets from today. The decision comes in the wake of non-fulfilment the 10 demands put forth by them before the state government.
The news has come as a great jolt for anxious students and their parents, who are now worried about a possible delay in UP Board Results. Like every year, nearly 1.5 Lakh teachers were to be involved in the evaluation of high school and intermediate answer-sheets for UP Board Exam. The mammoth task of evaluating over one crore answer sheets of UP Board students was to begin from March 30th and should have ideally been completed within 15 days.
Despite the boycott by the teachers, the UP Board has remained steadfast in their approach and even conducted the training programme for evaluators at its headquarters in Allahabad.
The teachers have made several demands under the banner of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh (UPMSS) Thakurai faction. These include starting of pension related social security scheme for teachers of government-aided schools, regularization of ad hoc teachers in secondary schools and fixing of the minimum wage at Rs 18,000. Nearly, 25,000 teachers belonging to UPMSS have gone on strike boycotting the evaluation of UP Board answer sheets.