Raipur: Chhattisgarh School Education department has suspended three teachers and issued a show cause notice to Bemetara district education officer for alleged dereliction of duty in connection with the ongoing board examination for class X and XII.

“The concerned invigilators opened and distributed among students the question paper of Environment, which is meant for class X, at the examination Centre for class XII students in Bemetara. Due to this the class X paper has to be postponed,” a senior Education Department official said today.

The department yesterday suspended Shushil Choubey, attached to the government higher secondary school Bemetara, Salikram Parasbhadre and Gaus Mohammad Kureshi–both attached to the government HSS, Babamohtara, he said.

A show cause notice was also issued against Bemetara DEO Hemant Upadhyay in this connection.

The department has already directed teachers and school administration to be careful during conducting the examinations and in strengthening the functioning of flying squads to check copying, the official said.

“The district collectors concerned are also issued necessary directives regarding flying squads,” he added.

Around 2.85 lakh students are appearing in class XII state board examinations while 4.60 lakh students for class X examinations, which will conclude by March 28.

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