The Central Board of Secondary Education has initiated action against 130 teachers and exam coordinators across the country over errors in evaluation of answer sheets in Class 10 and 12 exams, PTI reported.

The teachers were accused of making major mistakes in the totalling of marks in the board exam papers, an unidentified official said. After re-evaluation, some students got 50 to 55 marks more than what what they had got in the results that were declared in May, said the official.

The teachers facing action include 45 from Patna, 14 in Chennai, 11 in Allahabad, eight each in Ajmer and Panchkula, seven in Bhubaneshwar, six in Delhi, two in Guwahati and one in Thiruvananthapuram.

Similar action is likely by more regional offices of the CBSE against schools, teachers or coordinators, the official said. A detailed report is being prepared.

“Callousness on the part of a few examiners has caused undue hardships to students and CBSE has been compelled to take strict action against the erring examiners for demonstrating a casual and insensitive approach towards the students and also impacting the image of the board,” CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma said. “Based on the information, Regional Officers have been asked to write to schools to initiate suspension and report to the board.”