Jammu & Kashmir

JK Admin terminates another Govt teacher for ‘unauthorized absence’

JK civil secretariat

In November, six teachers were fired from services

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has terminated one more teacher from the service for ‘unauthorized absence’.

According to the order of the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), “a teacher (Name Withheld) Teacher at GHS Tarzova in Baramulla district had applied for leave without pay for three months from 13-06-2018”.

DSEK said that the teacher didn’t resume her duties after the expiry of the leave and as such remained unauthorizedly absent from her duties from 13,09,2018.

“The teacher was provided enough opportunities to resume her duties which she failed to avail and another show-cause notice was served to her by DSEK on 18-05-2021 which she responded on 07-06-2021, but it was found unsatisfactory and unsubstantiated,” reads the order.

DSEK said that remaining unauthorizedly absent from duties attracts action as warranted in terms of Article 128 of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956.

The issue was placed before the designated committee and after examining the case, the committee had decided to initiate action in terms of Article 128 of JK Civil Service Rules Vol-I of 1956 for remaining unauthorizedly absent from her legitimate duties, the order mentioned.

“Pursuant to the decision of the committee, the teacher at GHS Tarzova in Baramulla district is hereby removed from the service of the State in terms of Article 128 of JK Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956 and rule 30(vii) of JKCCA rules 1956,” reads the DSEK order.

Earlier in the last week of November, the School Education Department sacked six teachers for abstaining from legitimate duties.


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