Jammu: Ten teachers have been suspended for
dereliction of duty after four government schools, they were
working in, were found closed during the day, officials said
here on Saturday.
Acting on complaints that several schools remained closed
during working hours in Mandi Tehsil, Zonal Education Officer
(ZEO) Mandi Sham Kumari made surprise visits to four schools
in the area yesterday and found them closed, they said.
The officer later met the villagers and took a report on
the working of the teachers and their average presence in
schools, they said, adding the village elders gave adverse
remarks against them.
After the ZEO submitted the report, the Chief Education
Officer Mohammad Ashraf Chauhan, suspended all the ten
teachers and directed them to appear before him on the next
working day, the officials said.