Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the State Disaster Management Authority has granted permission to teaching and non-teaching staff to commute by local trains to carry out the assessment of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) board students, informed School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Friday. This came after the state school education department wrote to the state disaster management authority to grant permission for the same.
"A big thank you to @CMOMaharashtra & State Disaster Management Authority, Maharashtra for granting my request to allow teachers & non-teaching staff involved in assessment work for Std Xth to travel on local trains for official purposes," tweeted Gaikwad.
"Deputy Director (Education), Mumbai, will be the coordinating officer for collecting information regarding all such people. ‘Level 2’ passes will be issued to those eligible in the form of an SMS link, which can be downloaded on the phone," she added.
It must be reiterated that travelling in local trains will not be allowed for everyone as Mumbai falls under Level 3 of the Maharashtra government's unlock guidelines.
Meanwhile, as per the schedule released by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), Class X teachers have to complete the assessment and submit the marks to the school result’s committee by June 20. Following which, the school result’s committee will check for discrepancies and submit the final marks to MSBSHSE board by June 30. Class X results are expected to be declared after July 3.