Two other centres in the city report a low turnout

Of the four centres set up here for evaluating Pre-University (PU) answer scripts, two had no evaluators attending to work on Monday, officials at the centres told The Hindu . At the other two centres, numbers provided by officials showed a low turnout. Most of those who attended evaluation work were from unaided colleges.

At St. Aloysius P.U. College, centre for History paper evaluation, there were no evaluators on Monday. Jayaram Alva, Chief Examiner, told The Hindu that the control room was open and all official staff present for any evaluator who wanted to work.

The college has been allotted 109 assistant examiners (AEs) and 25 deputy CEs (DCEs), he said.

At Sharada Vidyalaya, centre for Economics paper evaluation, the observer said, “No evaluation is taking place at Sharada.”

The college had been allotted 131 AEs and 29 DCEs, she said.

At St. Agnes P.U. College, centre for Kannada paper evaluation, of the 126 allotted evaluators, 32 worked, of whom all except two were from unaided colleges, said V.L.H. Kedilaya, Deputy Director of Pre University Education (DDPU). Last week, all 126 had reported for work for three days, he said.

At Canara P.U. College, centre for English evaluation, Prabha Kamath, Camp Officer, said that 13 teachers attended work on Monday.

All evaluators were present on the first four days of evaluation, starting last Monday. The strike began on Friday.

The college had been allotted 154 AEs, 34 DCEs, one observer and one camp officer, said Shinda S.S., Camp Observer at the centre.

‘Under threat'

PU teachers who did not wish to be quoted told The Hindu that no one had worked at this centre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They said that 60 per cent of evaluators working were from unaided colleges and were ‘working under threat'.

“Not exactly,” said a teacher from an unaided PU college, who did the evaluation work after receiving information from the DDPU that action would be taken against those teachers who stayed away from evaluation work. “We could not go against it,” he said.