Taking a stern stand against mass copying during the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) class 12 English exams, held at the Sant Baba Jagat Singh Senior Secondary School in Harsha Chhina on February 20, the centre superintendent and the deputy superintendent have been suspended by the education department with immediate effect.
Members of the supervisory team that included five teachers have also been suspended.
The department has also recommended cancelling the schools affiliation apart from suggesting disciplinary action against the principal.
According to newspaper reports, Balbir Singh Dhol, Director, public instructions (secondary education) revealed that centre superintendent Balwan Singh and deputy superintendent Harjit Singh have been suspended by the education department and a charge-sheet under section eight of the Punjab Civil Services (penalties and appeal) has been filed.
He added that the supervisory staff at the centre, including Kulwinder Kaur, Vikaramjit Singh, Baljinder Kaur, Ramanjit Kaur, and Kamaljit Kaur, have also been charge-sheeted.
The education department has recommended de-affiliation of the concerned school, apart from initiating disciplinary action against the school principal Monica Sharma and PSEB assistant superintendent Sumanpreet Kaur, he further revealed.
Earlier on the day of the exam, the flying squad that had reached the centre was allowed entry in the school premises only after waiting for about ten minutes. While checking, the team found objectionable content, after which the exam was cancelled.