Minister Tanveer Sait warns lecturers who have threatened to boycott PU evaluation
The Department of PU Education and the State Government have taken adequate security measures to prevent malpractices in the Second PU examinations.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait told reporters in Bengaluru yesterday that starting this year, pre university college lecturers boycotting examination or evaluation duty will have to face imprisonment or pay penalty. This has been included in the Karnataka Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which was passed in the Legislative Assembly recently.
“Even if the evaluator instigates others to boycott, he or she can be imprisoned for six months or penalised. This imprisonment and penalty will also be applicable to SSLC evaluation also” the Minister added.
“Respective Deputy Commissioners have been asked to take charge of security measures. Ban orders have been imposed 200 metres around the examination centres. A total of 6.84 lakh students have registered for the exam to be held at 998 centres across the State,” he said.
Of the 998 exam centres, CCTV cameras have been installed in 510 centres. Of these, 90% are unaided and private colleges. This time, the department has kept question papers only in the district treasury under CCTV surveillance with biometric access control.
The State Government is committed to fulfil the demands of PU lecturers who have threatened to boycott evaluation.
“They must ensure that they do not spoil the future of the students by resorting to strike and boycotting evaluation. Criminal cases will be filed against lecturers who boycott evaluation and also against those who instigate them,” he warned.
Meanwhile, addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, C. Shikha, Director, Department of PU Education (DPUE), said that hall tickets have already been dispatched and action would be taken against colleges which have not given it to the students despite having requisite attendance.