Srinagar, Jan 14: Continuing its termination spree, the School Education Department (SED) terminated nine more teachers in the last two days from services for prolonged unauthorised absence from duty.
With this, the number of teachers sacked by the SED during the last two months has reached 22.
The termination orders have been issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) according to the decision of the committee in terms of Article 113 of J&K Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956 and Rule 30 (VII) of J&K CCA Rules 1956.
The teachers who have been terminated from their services include four from district Kupwara, two each from Baramulla and Srinagar, and one from Ganderbal.
The list includes teachers who were appointed under the Prime Minister’s package in the department.
As per the separate orders issued by the department, the teachers have been terminated from services for not resuming duties for a prolonged period after remaining unauthorisedly absent from duties.
The DSEK order said that the teacher applied for leave without pay for three months from June 13 of 2018 and did not resume her duties after the expiry of the leave and remained unauthorisedly absent from her duties from September 13, 2018.
The order states that the concerned teachers were provided “enough opportunities” to resume their duties.
“But the teachers failed to avail the opportunity despite serving show-cause notice by the directorate,” the order reads.
The order states that the teachers in question responded to their notices which were found unsatisfactory and unsubstantiated.
“Remaining unauthorisedly absent from duties attracts action as warranted in terms of Article 128 of J&K Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956,” the order reads.
Referring to the J&K Civil Services Act, the order said that the absence without leave or after the end of leave involves loss of appointment.
“The issue was placed before the designated committee to examine the case which recommended that action may be initiated in terms of Article 128 of J&K CSR Vol-I of 1956 for remaining unauthorisedly absent from their legitimate duties,” the order reads.
According to the decision of the committee, the teachers have been removed from the service of the State in terms of Article 113 of J&K Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956 and Rule 30 (VII) of J&K CCA Rules 1956, the order reads.
In the year 2021, 13 teachers were terminated by the SED for prolonged unauthorised absence from schools.