JORHAT, Jan 18 - The Majuli district administration on Wednesday issued show-cause notices to five school teachers, including a headmaster of the island for remaining absent from their duties without informing the school authorities.
A district administration official told The Assam Tribune on Wednesday evening that the Block Elementary Education Officer of Majuli (in-charge), Achyut Bora, who is an executive magistrate, as per the direction of the Majuli Deputy Commissioner PG Jha, gave a surprise visit to several schools and found five teachers absent without providing any official intimation to the authorities concerned.
The official said that the teachers who have been issued show-cause notices include: Arun Narah (headmaster of Lower Jokaibua LP School), Usha Swargiary (teacher of Lower Jokaibua LP School), Dipak Nath (teacher of Phulani ME School), Bhaskar Jyoti Kalita (teacher of Number 103 Thakursuti LP School) and Gajen Ngate (teacher of Baruahbari Tribal LP School).
He said that local people complained to Bora against Arun Narah for remaining absent on most of the working days and they alleged that on January 16 Narah kept the school closed.
The official said that earlier several complaints against Narah were received by the administration and a process to withhold the salary of Narah by the government was under way.
The official said that the administration has taken a serious note of government employees remaining absent from their duties without informing the authorities concerned and not adhering to the new timing (9:30am to 5pm) fixed by the government for all government offices and agencies across the State that came into effect from January 1, 2018.
The Majuli Deputy Commissioner on January 1 had issued show-cause notices to 79 government employees, including seven heads of various departments, for either reporting late or for remaining absent without informing higher authorities.