Odisha Govt to introduce Education Reform Bill in Assembly soon

Bhubanewswar, 13 June-2014: The state government is considering to introduce Odisha Education Reform Bill soon in the state Assembly. This was informed by the Higher Education Minister Pradip Panigrahy.

Odisha Govt to introduce Education Reform Bill in Assembly soon

Odisha Govt to introduce Education Reform Bill in Assembly soon

Minister Panigrahy said to media that the Government is considering of introducing Odisha Education Reform Bill soon in the Assembly. The Bill has the provision of addressing the current crisis that Plus Two students are facing.

Panigrahy said, the bill has the provision of introduction of online evaluation of answer sheets of Plus Two CHSE examination besides other reform measures in higher education sector. The online evaluation system envisages that the answer sheets would be scanned and then uploaded to computer software. The teachers would evaluate these papers online. This would greatly resolve the present system of manual evaluation, he added.

Expressing concern on the present crisis, the Higher Education Minister said that all possible steps have been taken to help the students. Stringent steps have also been taken to ensure they get relief, he added.

Notably, the proposal of e-evaluation system in Plus Two examination for the year 2014 was all set to be introduced and it had moved at a greater pace. Former Minister of this Department Badri Narayan Patra had also asked the Department officials to prepare a cost analysis of the proposed project. However, it could not be ascertained as to how and why the proposal was shelved.

The objective of online evaluation is to minimise errors and help ease the evaluation system besides enhancing quality, speed and transparency in the entire evaluation process.

(Input Source: orissadiary.com)