Salaries of headmasters, staff of five schools held up for violation of COVID guidelines in Odisha

Keonjhar: Taking stringent action for violation of COVID-19 guidelines just a day after reopening of schools, the authorities held up salaries of teachers and other staff of five schools in Keonjhar district.

The salaries of headmasters, teaching and non-teaching staff of SMR High School, Jharbelda (aided); Government High School, Khireitangiri; Bishoipat Government High School, Jamunaposi; PMB High School, Bolaniposi (new GIA) and Jhalamani High School, Denuan (new GIA) are held up for the month January 2021 until further clearance, stated an office order issued by the District Education Office, Keonjhar.

The move came after the district education officer, Keonjhar, during his course of visit to different schools on Friday noticed negligence on part of school authorities and breach in COVID-19 SoP issued by the State School & Mass Education Department regarding reopening of schools.

The DEO found that the campus of above mentioned schools were not properly cleaned, the SoP guidelines as prescribed by the School & Mass Education Department were not implemented, proper plan and routine had not prepared for commencement of classes.

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