96 Junior Teachers Suspended For Unauthorised Absence In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has suspended as many as 96 junior teachers for remaining absent from duty for a long period without notice.

According to a press release of Information and Public Relations department on Monday, the School and Mass Education department organised a two-day review meeting and workshop of district education officers (DEOs) and block education officers (BEOs) of central zone on December 16 and 17.

It was revealed during the review meeting that a large number of teachers were remaining absent from their duty for a long period without taking official leave permission from the authorities. As a result, the education of school students was being affected.

As a disciplinary action against abstaining teachers, the School and Mass Education department has suspended 96 junior teachers working in primary schools across the state from the service, the release stated.

Similarly, the department has initiated disciplinary action against 26 primary teachers and issued show-cause notice to 154 primary teachers, it added.

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