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12 more teachers suspended in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government has suspended 12 more teachers for remaining absent from duty without informing the authorities, taking the total number of those facing action to 300 in last two months, officials said on Tuesday.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2009 14:46 IST

Uttarakhand government has suspended 12 more teachers for remaining absent from duty without informing the authorities, taking the total number of those facing action to 300 in last two months, officials said on Tuesday.

The order to suspend seven teachers from Garhwal region and five teachers from Kumaon region was issued on Monday after they were found absent during a surprise check of the schools recently, they added.

A series of surprise checks have been carried out in government schools here in the past two months on the directive of education secretary Rakesh Kumar.

The officials said the exercise is aimed at improving the standard of education in these schools.