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Govt working to launch digital marksheets as soon as possible: Partha Chatterjee

State education minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday said that the Bengal government is working hard to launch digital marksheets as soon as possible.

The minister was one of the speakers in a programme organised by The Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE).

“We should not look only at the urban areas. The rural areas also have to be looked upon. Education should be equally spread in rural areas too in a sophisticated way,” said the minister.

He also added that the state government is presently working on the digital marksheet  project.

However, in the same programme, the representatives of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations said that they will ponder over starting the ‘pass-fail’ system from the sixth standard.

It should be recalled that Partha Chatterjee had clearly stated that the Bengal government will not oppose the ‘pass-fail system’ proposed by the Central Advisory Board for Education (CABE), but warned that the cases of drop-out could be increased. The minister was commenting on the recent proposals of CABE, which says that a ‘no-detention policy’ should be revised.

Till now, the students of first standard to eighth standard did not have to see ‘fail’ and detention on their marksheets.

The proposed revised ‘no detention policy’ would have same earlier for the students of first to fourth standard.

However, the state government should be given the discretionary power to fix, whether they would go for ‘pass-fail’ system for fifth standard to eighth standard.

Meanwhile, the West Bengal School Service Commission issued notification for correction of application forms. The Commission has issued a notification saying applicants of the aforementioned examination are hereby allowed to edit their submitted application in respect to name, date of birth, gender, category and photograph only as per schedule. No other column can be edited.

The secondary level examination has been scheduled on November 27 and the higher secondary level examination has been scheduled on December 4.

It should be remembered that the state government has recently announced the date of the examination along with the date of the upper Primary examination. 

However, the state government has also announced the result of the recruitment test of primary teacher – Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET).

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has assured huge number of jobs via primary teaching recruitment. She had instructed the state education department to expedite the process of giving away jobs as quick as possible.
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