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84 male teachers of girls' schools shifted

punjab Updated: Jan 31, 2014 20:00 IST
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With a view to check sexual harassment cases, the state education department has shifted 84 male teachers of girls' schools to boys' schools in the district.

The transferred teachers have to report at the new schools from April 1.

The Government School Lecturers Union has strongly condemned the decision taken by the education department.

Joginder Singh Ajaib, district vice-president of the union, said that the decision of the government is meant to disgrace the male teacher community.

He said the tainted teachers should be punished and suspended, but all should not suffer for the fault of a few. The union members said that this is not the way to tackle the issue. The decision of shifting them has no logic and there is great resentment among the teachers' community, he added.

Meanwhile, the department was adamant on the decision in view of the rising number of sexual harassment cases involving teachers.