9 Govt teachers suspended for failing to hoist National flag on 75th Independence Day

9 Govt teachers suspended for failing to hoist National flag on 75th Independence Day

Kishtwar, July 18: Nine government teachers were suspended for failing to hoist the National Flag in their schools here on the occasion of 76th Independence Day.

According to the details available with Early Times Zonal Education Officer Inderwal placed nine teachers under suspension with immediate effect and also constituted a three member committee to inquire into the matter and submit the report within 15 days.

It’s in place to mention here that the government had issued instructions to hoist the tricolor on all the buildings and schools across J&K on August 15, 2022 and to celebrate the Independence Day with zeal.

However, the instructions were not followed in letter and spirit by the school managements of Middle School Batwari and Primary School Khandole. “The PRIs of Khandole (Drubeel) & MS Batwari telephonically approached the higher ups on 15/08/2022 at 11.00 am that no teacher was present in the schools upto 11.00 am and no one has hoisted the flag on school building of PS Khandole & MS Batwari.

Whereas, the undersigned requested telephonically to the concerned PRI’s to hoist the Tricolour (National Flag) on the School building of both schools and accordingly, they along with the locals senior citizens hoisted the Flag at PS Khandole at 11.30 am.”

An official order the copy of which is available with Early Times states that taking a serious note of dereliction of duties of all the teachers posted at PS Khandole and MS Batwari that too on Independence Day which is a National Festival and keeping in view the above facts, the following teachers posted at PS Khandole and MS Batwari, Zone Inderwal are placed under suspension with immediate effect till pending enquiry and are attached in the same school.

The teachers include Rafiq Ahmed, teacher Grade IIIrd PS Khandole, Piyare Lal Teacher Grade IInd, Ayaz Ahmed, Sajjad Ahmed Wani, Farooq Ahmed Bumal, all Teacher Grade IInd, Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din Wani, Mohammad Sikandar, both teachers, all posted in Middle School Batwari, Shaida Banoo & Ghulam Hussain Butt, both teachers posted at Primary School Doga and attached in Middle School Batwari.

Consequent upon, the committee of three officers viz ZEPO Shahnawaz, Ravinder Singh Headmaster High School Gurinala and Zahida Tabassum, Headmaster High School Singpora was constituted who will conduct an in depth enquiry into the matter and will submit the detail report to this office within 15 days to proceed further in the matter.

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