Hry: Maintain diary or losepay, schoolteachers told

  • Hitender Rao, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 09, 2015 08:55 IST

The pay to the Haryana schoolteachers will be stopped, if they fail to maintain teacher’s diary.

The diary was introduced for an overview of the scholastic and co-scholastic attributes of the students to help teachers design remedial programmes. However, the teachers were found not maintaining it. Principal secretary for school education TC Gupta on Thursday ordered that it be maintained strictly.

“If it was found during school inspection that any teacher who has not maintained the diary has drawn salary, then strict disciplinary action will be initiated against the principal or headmaster, besides the teacher concerned,’’ the order said.

Gupta told HT that before drawing the salary of teachers, the principal or headmaster will check the diaries on a regular basis and certify whether or not these were maintained properly. “In case these are not maintained properly, the salaries of the teachers responsible will not be drawn,’’ he said.

The principal secretary said that every teacher from Class 1 to 12 was given this diary every year.

“It has various sections relating to the day-to-day activities in the school. The teachers can plan the class topic in advance and track the performance of every student in various activities. If the diary is maintained every day, then the teacher will have a complete overview of the scholastic and co-scholastic traits of the students. It is an excellent planning tool.
Unfortunately, school inspections have shown that these diaries are not being maintained. It is just not acceptable to the government,’ he said.

Teacher assisting former CM shifted

The secondary education department on Thursday transferred a lecturer in English, who has been deputed as personal assistant to former Haryana chief minister Hukam Singh.

The lecturer, DN Sharma was transferred to Government Senior Secondary School, Thandog, in Panchkula after it came to light that he was deputed with the former CM.

“As an English lecturer, his job is to teach and not be assistant to any leader. We have asked the chief secretary’s office to depute a personal assistant to the former chief minister,’’ said a state government official here on Thursday.

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