Nagpur News: The State government has finally cracked the whip on teachers boycott by directing Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) to hold the examinations at any cost. Also, principals of all colleges have been armed with the privilege to file an FIR against any teacher association threatening or attempting to disturb the examinations. Examination centres will be safeguarded with heavy police bandobast. The boycott has stretched over 2 months and end is not in sight, affecting university exams. Varsity had to postponed the exams which were scheduled to start from March 23. The same exams has been re-scheduled for April 12.
However, talks with teacher associations have failed till now. Principal secretary of higher and technical education Sanjay Kumar has clearly directed NU to conduct exams by hook or crook. He has ordered for delegating the paper moderation work to lecturers who have not joined the strike. Lecturers of unaided colleges can also be roped in on contract basis.
NU calls for emergency meet
NU pro-vice chancellor Dr Maheshkumar Yenkie has called observers of all exam centres, centre coordinators, principals for an emergency meeting on Saturday in which they will be briefed about the strict directions of the State government.