To find a solution to the continued stir by PUC lecturers, the state government has roped in lecturers from private and aided colleges for valuation
The fiasco over the evaluation of II PU answer scripts still persists as the decoding work is yet to take place. However, it is said that lecturers from private and aided PU colleges have reported for the evaluation of the answer scripts.
The government, uncompromising on not giving in to the demands of the protesting PU lecturers and principals, has appointed lecturers from private, aided colleges as an alternative to carry out the evaluation. It has also decided to seek the help of retired (2008) lecturers for the evaluation work to ensure that it is completed in time.
Lecturers who arrived at the evaluation centre morning of April 18 have reported at the respective centres. However, the delay in decoding has only delayed the evaluation work further. The private college lecturers who have been roped in for the evaluation have been chosen on the basis of three years of teaching experience.
Speaking to City Today Deputy Director of Pre-University Education (DDPUE) Puttu confirmed that though private college lecturers have been roped in for the evaluation work, decoding could not take place as only lecturers appointed by the government had to come. Lecturers need to decode before they take up answer scripts for evaluation.
As a result the evaluation has been further delayed. With PU lecturers boycotting evaluation work, the state government announced roping in of staff from other departments to start evaluation as per the government directions.
It may be recalled that the Karnataka State PU College Lecturers and Principals’ Association decided to continue their stir as the talks with the state government failed. The association has announced that it will continue the protest and decided not to participate in evaluation work.
The state government too tried to convince the protesters and convened a meeting with the association office bearers. But they refused to withdraw the protest as the government failed to promise in writing about fulfilling their demands. The evaluation was supposed to begin from April 5, as the PU lecturers were on strike demanding implementation of G Kumar Nayak report and hike in basic pay.
Minister speaks in B’lore
Amidst uncertainty Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Ratnakar who had announced that the PU results would be out on May 2 said that the results will be out before the CET results are out.
He pointed out that the results have always been announced in May first week.
“I had earlier mentioned that the results would be out on May 2 so that students would not panic,” he said.