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Posted at: Sep 15, 2018, 1:14 AM; last updated: Sep 15, 2018, 2:41 PM (IST)

More teachers in Himachal to face music for giving poor result

Dept prepares list of 100 teachers, has already stopped increment
More teachers in Himachal to face music for giving poor result

Bhanu P Lohumi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, September 14

After stopping the annual increment of 38 postgraduate teachers (PGTs) for poor results (less than 25 per cent) in board examination, the state government is contemplating taking a similar action against teachers showing below 50 per cent result.

The Education Department has reportedly prepared a list of 100 teachers (showing less than 50 per cent result) for penal action, ignoring the threat of the Himachal Government Teachers Union (HGTU) to lodge a statewide protests in case the annual increment of 38 PGTs was not restored.

The lists of such teachers from nine districts have been received, while the lists from Kangra, Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti are awaited.

The government had taken a decision to stop the annual increment of teachers for consistently showing poor results as a measure to improve the quality of education.

The names of the teachers and their schools have been uploaded on the website of the Higher Education Department. More teachers are expected to face the axe. The department also proposed to take action against such teachers.

As per information available with the Higher Education Department, the pass percentage was zero in 55 government schools, which included 16 senior secondary and 39 high schools.

The result of 396 schools, including 305 high and 91 senior secondary, was below 25 per cent in the classes X and XII board examination, and penal action had already been taken against 38 teachers. The department is all set to initiate penal action against teachers showing less than 50 per cent result.

The names of the teachers, whose increment has been stopped, figure on the website along with the name of the schools. “The second list of the teachers facing action will be released shortly,” sources in the department said.

President of the HGTU Virender Chauhan said the teachers alone were not responsible for poor results and there were many other factors like non-teaching work.

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