#Day26: Villagers Lock School After Teachers Found Absent In Kishtwar

Asif Iqbal Naik

KISHTWAR

In order to check the “growing menace of absenteeism culture” in rural areas of Kishtwar district, Chief Education Officer Kishtwar Abdul Hamid Fani Tuesday placed seven employees including three teachers and four ReTs for remaining absent from their duties.

The action from Education Department comes in wake of people’s anger after villagers locked a school building after teachers absent from the duty.

As per the details available with Kashmir Life, CEO Kishtwar vide Order No CEO/K/2016/10164-67, dated: 02-08-2016 stated that on the basis of public compliant with regard to absence of teachers from duty at Upper Primary School Bhagran Hill and Upper Primary School Baghran Par, placed Mohammad Shafi (RRT), Rishi Kumar (Teacher), Nirdosh Kanth (Teacher), Shafia Banoo (RRT) all posted at Upper Primary School Bhagran Hill, Haroon Majed (RRT), Usha Devi (ReT) and Hafiza Begum (Teacher) all posted at Upper Primary School Bhagran Par under immediate suspension and attached them in same schools till further orders.

He has appointed Rajinder Kumar Sharma, Principal Higher Secondary School Sarthal as inquiry officer.

The Principal was authorized by Chief Education Officer Kishtwar for nominating any two senior lecturers of his institution as inquiry team members and has been directed to submit report within three days positively to proceed further in the matter.

CEO also directed ZEO Kishtwar to ensure proper functioning of school after visiting the school personally. After scrutinizing and verifying the public complaint, all the employees were found absent from their duties without availing proper sanction of leave.

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