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Exclude teachers from poll duties, says Education board

Friday, 28 March 2014 - 7:58am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Pune: Teachers entrusted with paper checking work of class X and XII board examinations, should be excluded from polling duties, so the the final results of SSC and HSC board exams are not 
A written request in this regard has been forwarded by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to the State Election Commission (EC).
For the upcoming Lok Sabha election scheduled on April, 10, 17 and 24, in the state, EC has sent letters to teachers calling them for polling duties. 
“Since some teachers are already on paper checking assignments of SSC and HSC board examination, the additional polling duties will definitely affect the process of paper evaluation, leading to delay in result declaration of both secondary and higher secondary sections,” said Gangadhar Mhamane, chairman, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
Mhamane said that their request to EC is to avoid delay in SSC and HSC result declaration. 
“We are hopeful that the election commission will take our plea positively and exclude these teachers from polling duties,” he said.
It is informed that vice chancellor of University of Pune, Vasudev Gade has also sent a written request to EC to exclude college teachers from the polling duties, citing examination reasons.

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