Punjab dismisses 589 absentee teachers
Chandigarh, Mar 12 : The Punjab Government has dismissed 589 teachers/employees in the Education Department for being absent from duties during the past so many years.
Earlier 212 teaching and non-teaching staff had already been sacked and now 377 more teaching and non-teaching staff had been dismissed.
Stating this here today, Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said that 172 Master cadre, 60 Lecturer cadre, 98 ETT cadre, two Sarv Siksha Abhiyan teachers, nine Computer teachers and 15 non-teaching employees have been dismissed.
The Minister said the Director General Education School was asked to prepare a master plan to deal with the absentee staff and teachers. Accordingly a special cell was established in the office of DGSE to inquire into the complaints against the teachers/employees.
He said 1,600 complaints had been received so far which would be securitised.
Mr Maluka said that strict action would be taken against the teachers/employees who failed to resume their duties. That before sanctioning the ex-India leave and affidavit from the applicant would be taken to the effect that the services would be dismissed in case they fail to resume their duty well in time.
No laxity would be tolerated in this regard strict and firm action would be taken against the employees who remain absent unauthorisly, he said and added that to provide quality and standard education the government would not leave any stone unturned.