By ISHFAQ RESHI
BUDGAM: As many as 49 schoolteachers have been suspended on Wednesday in central Kashmir’s Budgam district for remaining absent in a training programme for teachers organised by Ministry of human resource development (HRD) under SSA flagship.
The suspension orders were issued by Chief Education Officer (CEO) Budgam Inderjeet Sharma.
“They (teachers) were suspended for not registering their presence in the teacher’s training program which commenced in winters,” Sharma said.
He said the training programmes were conducted in different phases for a period of three months.
“The teachers were suspended for showing their non- seriousness by abstaining the training programem,” he said.
“We are quite serious in this exercise of training and we want our teachers to attend the programme invariably as per the schedule available on the official website,” he said.
Sharma said more action will follow against defaulters and those who did not attend the training schedule.
Meanwhile, the CEO also suspended two employees of education department for negligence and unauthorised absence from their duties.
During a surprise visit to Zonal Education Offices, the CEO found two ZEO’s absent from duty without any communication to the concerned official.