More than three lakh HSC (Class XII) answer sheets of English and Hindi subjects in Nagpur division are pending for evaluation as teachers have boycotted the process. On Friday morning, moderators from all six districts of Nagpur division had been called to the board office to collect the evaluation instruction sheet but all of them refused to accept it.
Ashok Gavhankar, general secretary of VJUCTA, said, “Not even a single moderator today collected the dockets from board office, even though they reported here as per the directives. Our unity is stronger than ever and till the government issues a circular confirming fulfillment of our various demands, we will not budge.”
There are around two dozen demands of junior college teachers, important ones being related to salary and pension. Gavhankar, added, “The government’s strategy each year has been to stall us right till the end and then offer some verbal assurances just to get us to evaluate the papers. But this time we are not going to back down at all.”
Board officials speaking on condition of anonymity said they have forwarded the demands of VJUCTA to their headquarters. “All decisions will have to be taken at the HQ level because this is a statewide issue. Regardless, we have requested VJUCTA to reconsider their decision,” an official said.