As many as 12 inspection teams of the state education department conducted surprise inspections at 103 government schools of Ludhiana on Thursday.
During the inspections, as many as 16 teachers were found absent and equal number of teachers found reaching late to schools.
The officials also checked the quality of education and enrolment of students in the government schools.
Sources confirmed that it was a routine check-up drive and the idea behind these surprise raids is to ensure punctuality of teachers in schools.
“Government Middle School at Churhpur has five teachers, who contribute Rs 5,000 a month and the free transport facility to school students. It’s a really nice initiative to increase the school enrolment,”said an official, who was also a part of the inspection teams.
He added that proper cleanliness was found at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road, and Government Senior Secondary School, Gidderwindi.
However, at Government Middle School, Rahimabad, and Government School, Haibowal, the inspection teams found that filthy toilets and untidy classrooms.
Another official added in some of the government schools, blackboards were found broken, and time table and charts were found missing.
The officials also checked the quality of food served to students. The officials checked the quality of food served to students, and midday meal facility in all government schools was found up to the mark.
Talking to HT, GK Singh, director, General School Education, Punjab, said, “The surprise raids are conducted to ensure regularity of teachers in schools.”