Berhampur: Regional Directorate of Education, Berhampur, in Odisha has recommended action against seven teachers of Science College, Ganjam.
They were allegedly not present during a recent inspection by the regional director.
"We have asked the college principal to place the matter before the management committee and take action against the errant teachers," said regional director PK Tripathy.
Teachers of all colleges in the district have been asked to do at least five-hour duty. "The principals have been asked to follow the order strictly," he said.
Tripathy said surprise checks on colleges would be conducted in the coming days and teachers found flouting the order would be punished.
"Not only teaching, preparations for inviting National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) were affected due to teachers` absence," he said.