Patna: In a significant move, Bihar Additional Chief Secretary of the Education Department, KK Pathak, has issued a directive to regulate teachers’ holidays.
According to the recent orders issued by Pathak, only a maximum of 10 percent of school teachers will be permitted to take leave at any given time. This new order is aimed at ensuring a consistent and effective presence of teachers in schools, particularly with the upcoming annual board examinations scheduled to commence on February 1.
KK Pathak has taken a proactive approach by sending out letters to all District Magistrates (DMs) and District Education Officers (DDCs), urging them to implement necessary measures to curb the trend of teachers taking leaves.
The letter also highlights a pressing concern raised by KK Pathak regarding teachers who have allegedly gone missing after securing positions through the Bihar Public Service Commission. In response, he recommends the suspension of such teachers and the initiation of departmental actions against them.
One of the key reasons behind this order is the upcoming board examinations, and Pathak emphasizes the importance of teachers being actively present to ensure students are adequately prepared. Special classes are reportedly being conducted in secondary schools to better prepare students for these examinations, and the positive response from parents further supports the need for stricter control over teachers’ leave.
KK Pathak references the National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023 in his communication and has shared the comprehensive report with the districts. The move is garnering support from parents who appreciate the efforts being made to enhance the education system.