The state Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said that 166 master cadre employees, 25 Sarva Siksha Abhiyan teachers, 6 Computer teachers and 9 non-teaching employees have been dismissed. The director general of school education (DGSE) has been asked to prepare a master plan to deal with absentee staff and teachers and a special sell has also been established to inquire into complaints against teachers/employees.
Just two weeks ago, the same issue was raised where 8 teachers were dismissed and the Director General School Education (DGSE) Kahan Singh Pannu said that the Punjab Government has taken strong exceptional action absenteeism of the teaching faculty in the Government schools of Punjab. He said that the education department has earlier issued instructions to the District Education Authorities to ensure the regular attendance of the teachers in the school. Time and again notices have been issued to the habitual absentee teachers.
He said that eight teachers have been dismissed of the service who were absent from their duties since long. He had also announced the names of teachers, school they are working at and subject they had to handle.
DGSE Kahan Pannu said that almost 1,100 complaints have been receives, which would be assured and dealt with for strict action. It was found that many teachers had proceeded on unauthorized leave and gone abroad more than a decade ago.