120 employees of govt schools absent for years
15 Jun 2015
LUDHIANA: As many as 120 teaching and non-teaching employees of the government schools in Ludhiana district are absent from duty without intimation for the last several years. Out of 120, 54 are master cadre teachers, 34 are lecturers and 32 are nonteaching staffers. This report was send to the director public instructions, (DPI) secondary, by the district education officer, secondary, Paramjit Kaur Chahal, for further action.
The DPI, secondary, Balbir Singh Dhol had last month directed all the district education officers (DEOs) of the state to submit a report of those who have been absent without any intimation to the school authorities.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Punjab education minister Daljit Singh Cheema said, “There are many teachers who are absent from duty for the last 15 years and now we will issue public notices to the teachers and if they don’t reply within 21 days, we will dismiss them.
Due to the unauthorised absence of several teachers, the studies at the government schools are being affected. So we are taking action against the erring staff. After this process is over, we will fill the vacant posts.
According to information, a total of 45 teachers from the district were dismissed for unexplained absence in February 2014.
A government school principal, seeking anonymity, said, “For the last many years, teaching and non-teaching staffers are absent without any intimation to the school authorities. It is a good step by the authorities as now fresh recruitment will be made to fill the posts to uplift the level of education.”