9 teachers terminated for ‘unauthorised’ absence in Srinagar

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated nine teachers of School Education Department from the services for remaining absent un-authorizedly.

In the order issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), said that these teachers have been remaining absent unauthorized from their legitimate duties.

One of the orders issued by the DSEK on Wednesday, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads, “A teacher (Name withheld) was appointed in the department on July-28-2017 under PM’s package and subsequently posted in middle school Moti Mohalla Zone Nishat District Srinagar.”

“The teacher continued on the post just for three months upto October-2017 and thereafter remained un-authorizedly absent from duties from November-01-2017, without completion of probation period,” it reads.

The director said that the teacher was provided enough opportunities to resume his duties by the Drawing and Disbursing officer concerned on 16/11/2017 followed by another notices on 20/01/2018 and 13/03/2018 to resume his legitimate duties but failed to do so and continued to remain absent from his legitimate duties.

“The teacher was again provided an opportunity on 09/04/2021 and 06/07/2021 (through a Joint Show cause notice) asking therein to present himself before this Directorate along with a statement of defense within a period of 10 days but the teacher didn’t respond to these notices.” It reads.

“Un-authorized absence from duties attracts action as warranted in terms of Article 128 of J-K Civil Services rules of 1956.

“The issue was placed before the Designated Committee in its meeting held on 27/10/2021 and after examining the case the committee took the decision to process for termination of his services under Article 128 of CSR Vol-I

“Now, therefore, pursuant to the decision of the committee the teacher is hereby removed from Government service in terms of Article 128 of J-K Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956 read with rule 30(vii) of J-KCCA Rules 1956,” it reads.

Similarly, other separate orders of termination of teachers were issued by the DSEK—(KNO)

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