Hyderabad : Around 14  government teachers have been sacked  for being  absent for ‘years’. Out of the  14 removed, ten are females and 4 are  male teachers. The Commissioner of School Education, on Monday, issued the orders.
The Telangana School Education department, during an review, found 106 teachers who were  ‘ un-authorisedly’ absent for a large period of time , the teachers stayed away from their duties however were on board. Sources said that, the 106 teachers have been issued a notice by the education department seeking explanation. And those who did not respond in time have been permanently removed.
‘The 14 teachers were removed  from services  duly following the procedure stipulated in (Classification, Control and Appeal) CCA and fundamental rules,’ stated the order. The note further added that disciplinary proceedings will be taken  against the remaining 92 teachers ( referring to those who replied to the notice). ‘For the 92 teachers who have not been removed,  an action under ‘no work no pay’ will be initiated for days they remained absent. 

Teachers were removed from government schools in Charminar, Asifnagar, Sultanabad, Kalwakurthy, Korduvada Tanda, Thimmajipet, Repallewada , Choppadandi mandal, Karimnagar rural and others, according to the official information. Out of the fourteen teachers sacked , one hailed from Kamareddy, three from Nagarkurnool , two from Hyderabad. Those remaining are natives of  Karimnagar, Nirmal and Jagitial.

Teachers cry foul

Teachers who were asked to explain cited various issues for being absent. In regard to  female teachers,  being absent was because of their spouse’s profession and  working in a different location. “Many teacher’s husbands work in different districts, few are  government servants. Female teachers have to work according to their  post allocated. Many at times,  it would in remote  villages or rural districts away from the city. Also,  resigning to a government job is a time-consuming task, most of these teachers take long leaves to stay with their family, said Mr.Chava Ravi, from United Teachers Federation. 

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