March 5: Officials in Jammu and Kashmir have ordered the withholding of salary of seven teachers who were found absent from their duties without any valid reason.
All the seven teachers, including three lecturers, two masters and two teachers, were yet to report to duty since the opening of schools on March 1.
They were found absent during surprise checks in government higher secondary schools of Bhagwah and Desa areas of Doda district by Additional District development Commissioner (ADDC) Doda on Friday.
Taking cognizance of ADDC’s report, Chief Education Officer Doda, Mohd Ashraf Rather ordered the withholding of their salaries under number CEO /DC /M/49411/14 with immediate effect.
He also sought an explanation from the absentee teaching staff within 7 days.
“In view of the unauthorized absence of the officials from their legitimate duty, salary of these officials has been ordered to be kept with held with immediate effect and besides all of them are under direction to explain the cause of absence with in week’s time, falling which action warranted under rules shall be initiated against them,” said CEO Doda.