State Edu Board officials exempted from poll duties

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 12 February 2019

“The board examinations are very sensitive in nature and require a great deal of preparation. Similarly, according to a Supreme Court ruling, the results of the Board examinations must be out by June 10. Thus, the board officials will be busy in paper checking and result declaration procedures,” stated the letter.

PUNE: To ensure the smooth conduct of examination and results of Std X and XII board exams, the State government issued a letter exempting education officials from election duties.

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination are scheduled to begin soon. 

The practical examinations too have already started. So, the officials from the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will not be posted on any election duties this year.

“The board examinations are very sensitive in nature and require a great deal of preparation. Similarly, according to a Supreme Court ruling, the results of the Board examinations must be out by June 10. Thus, the board officials will be busy in paper checking and result declaration procedures,” stated the letter.

Along with the manpower, the letter also prohibits the use of the vehicles owned by the Board, in all the divisions, for 2019 election-related work for the period of one month before and after the examinations.

The SSC and HSC examinations for 2018-19 have been organised by the Board in its nine divisions including Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik, Latur and Konkan (Ratnagiri) during months of February and March. 

While the SSC (Std X) practical exams has begun from February 10 to 28 and written exam will be held from March 1 to 22. 

The HSC (Std XII) practical exams are on going from February 1 to 18 and written exams are scheduled from February 21 to March 20.

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