Not reporting to work has cost 14 contractual teachers their jobs, while 18 regular teachers have been suspended by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
In a move to check dereliction of duty and absenteeism amongst teachers, the civic agency took this action on Saturday.
"The principal of MCD's primary school in Shahdara (north) zone has been placed under suspension. During our inspection on Saturday, it
was found that the school was in extremely poor sanitary condition. The discipline in the school was not found up to the mark. As a principal, it is his responsibility to keep a check on all these things," said Deep Mathur, director, press and information, MCD.
According to the civic agency, a number of teachers have not been reporting to work without any intimation and hence such action was taken.
The civic agency has also sought explanation from the school inspector concerned, as he had also not visited the school for the past four months.
MCD's education officials and members of the monitoring committee appointed by the Delhi High Court had inspected the schools.
The civic agency currently runs 1,746 primary schools with enrolment of nearly 9.5 lakh children. In addition to this, it also runs attached nursery classes in 923 primary schools along with 33 independent nursery schools with enrolment of 50,000 children.
The civic agency also has 44 aided primary schools and 728 recognised primary schools managed by voluntary organisations.