PEEVED AT the fact that only four out of the 24 teachers of the Government Middle School, Arera Colony, reported duty on time, District Education Officer (DEO) Dhirendra Chaturvedi on Saturday ordered freezing of three increments each of 13 teachers and one increment each of two teachers.
The teachers were also served show-cause notice for dereliction of duty. School principal I D Shukla was also told to give an explanation regarding the state of affairs at the school. The peon of the school, who had the keys, also arrived more than half hour late and was suspended on the spot.
The DEO reached the school at 7 am – when the school is officially supposed to convene – and found only four teachers and some students standing outside the locked premises of the school. The peon who had the keys appeared only at 7.35 am.
Non-academic employees came even later and the teachers kept filing in till 8.30 am and the students till 9.00 am. As many as 13 teachers arrived late. One of the teachers gave an application for leave at 8.10 am, while one remained absent without intimation. Action was initiated against them.
The DEO has issued strict warning to the teachers asking them to ensure their presence in the school at right time and said that stern action would be taken if such dereliction continued.
STATEWIDE INSPECTIONS: Meanwhile, a fresh round of inspections of schools across the State would be carried out by senior officials of the Directorate of Public Instructions. Teams have already left the Capital and would be fanning out across the State to conduct surprise checks from Monday onwards. The emphasis would be on finding out whether the remedial classes have been started for the students who have been faring poorly.