SRINAGAR: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir Takes Action Against Poor-Performing Teachers in 8th Grade

The Directorate of School Education Kashmir has taken action against four government teachers for their dismal performance in teaching 8th-grade students. In a recent order issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir, it has been directed that these teachers pay a fine equivalent to 15 days’ salary from the month of May. Additionally, their future increments will be withheld for 12 months.

The action was taken against the teachers who were posted in a clubbed school in the Larnoo area of Anantnag, where a majority of the students failed to pass their 8th-grade examinations.

The order states that the poor performance of these teachers is a violation of the J&K Government Employee (Conduct) Rules, 1971. The Department has taken this matter seriously and imposed the aforementioned punishments as per the J&K Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1956.

The order further mentions that the fine will be recovered from the teachers’ May 2023 salaries. It also states that one future increment will be withheld for a year, which will only be released without arrears after assessing the teachers’ performance. The officials will also be required to provide a surety bond, promising that such negligence will not be repeated in the future. The punishment will be duly recorded in their service books.

It is worth noting that in a previous report by KNO on April 25, it was highlighted that out of 25 students at Govt Middle School Khokarpora Adhal Vailoo in Kokernag, only one student had passed the 8th-grade examination. This poor performance of the school had sparked strong resentment among the public, leading to assurances of action against the teachers posted there. (KNO)


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