10 junior teachers fired for absence from duty in Odisha’s Malkangiri
Sources said the teachers, who were posted in various places across the district, had stopped going to respective schools after serving for a few days.
Malkangiri: Remaining absent from duty came at a huge cost for 10 junior teachers who were fired from their jobs by the district administration on Sunday. The accused teachers are Nilima Jena of MV-1 primary school, Ramesh Nayak of Bhimarangini Upper Primary School (UPS), Aruna Rani Beuria of Bijapadar UPS, Santosh Kumar Swain of Rauliguda PUPS, Jasmin Das of Bijapadar UPS, Debashri Behura of MV-84 primary school, Sabitri Patra of MV-90 UPS in Kalimela, Jyotirmayee Sutar of Nalagunthu PUPS, Ranjan K Behera of Janturai Primary School and Sasmita Sahu of Mendkuli UPS in Mathili.
Sources said the teachers, who were posted in various places across the district, had stopped going to respective schools after serving for a few days. They have been absent since the last four to five years without seeking permission from the higher-ups or following any service protocol as mandated by government jobs.
After the issue came to the notice of authorities concerned, the teachers were given show cause notice by the education department. Many such notices were served subsequently including newspaper advertisements but after none of the teachers showed up, the district education officer terminated them from service