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Odisha HSC Exam Poor Results: DEOs To Act Against Teachers, Suspend HMs, Stop Annual Increment


28 August 2019

Debashish Maharana


Bhubaneswar: Initiating disciplinary action against the teaching staff of the high schools having 0% result and less than 50% result in Annual HSC Examination, 2019, Odisha Directorate of Secondary Education have directed all the District Education Officers (DEOs) of the State to take action against the teachers, suspend the Head Masters (HMs) and also stop their annual increment for lapses.

Issuing a circular bearing No 31848 dt 27.8.19, Odisha Secondary Education Director has instructed all the DEOs, “In inviting a reference to the subject cited above, I am to say that, instruction has been issued vide Govt. letter No. 12010/SME dt. 7.6.2019 to issue show cause notice to the Headmasters/ I.C. Headmasters of 82 High Schools with 0% result in Annual HSC Examination, 2019 as to why they will not be placed under suspension (in case of Aided High Schools) for such lapses.”

The order reminds, “It was also instructed in the said Government letter to issue show cause notice to the Headmasters/I.C. Headmasters of the High Schools with pass out rate less than 50% of the State average result in Annual HSC Examination, 2019 that, why disciplinary action will not be taken against them and their annual increment will not be stopped.”

It also reminds, “The said Government letter has been communicated to you vide this Directorate Memo No. 21922 dt 0.6.2019 with instruction to execute the Government orders and furnish necessary report within a week. But, no report/specific views in the matter has yet been received.”

“In view of the above, you are requested to take necessary steps to stop the annual increments of the Headmasters of the Government/Upgraded/Aided High Schools with 0% result and less than 50% result in Annual HSC Examination, 2019 and also the teachers of the same schools entrusted with teaching syllabus subjects in Class X (in which the students have been failed) and initiate disciplinary proceedings under Rule.16 against such teaching staff immediately. Action taken in the matter may be reported to this Directorate positively. This must be accorded Top Priority,” underlines the Director of Odisha Secondary Education.