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61 teachers found absent, 61 long time absentees

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, September 02, 2014
First Published: 23:56 IST(2/9/2014) | Last Updated: 23:57 IST(2/9/2014)

Special teams of the Punjab education department on Tuesday conducted surprise visits in Jalandhar, Faridkot and Nabha circles and found 61 teachers absent, enlisted 61 long-time absentee teachers and 150 latecomers, a spokesman said here.

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It was the third such surprise checking drive in the past three weeks. As many as 43 teachers were found absent, 114 were latecomers and 35 were enlisted as long-time absentees in the Jalandhar circle.

In Nabha (Patiala) circle, four teachers were found absent, 17 were latecomers and 14 long-time absentees. In the Faridkot circle, 14 were found absent, 19 were latecomers and 14 long-time absentees.

Necessary action would be taken against all these defaulters as per directions of education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, the spokesman said.

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