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It is time the Court lays stress on ‘Teachers’ Duties’ than ‘Teachers’ Rights’: Madras High Court

Lawstreet Journal 5 Mar 2022 3:26am

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The Court directed the State to investigate and act against teachers taking private tuition classes and to frame guidelines to monitor the conduct of teachers. The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court recently took strong exception to the growing practice of government teachers taking up part-time employment by way of tuition classes or other businesses. 

K. Radha Vs. The Chief Educational Officer

Justice SM Subramaniam remarked that this practice is spreading like cancer as teachers have developed greed for money and the same amounts to misconduct. 

“These part-time employment out of tuition classes and business amongst the teachers are spreading like cancer as they develop greediness for the purpose of earning more money. In the event of allowing such misconducts, undoubtedly, the government cannot expect better performance of the duties and devotion to duty from the teachers," the Court said.

Such misconduct has to be viewed seriously in the interest of students and the education system, the court added. 

Thus, the Court Suo-Moto impleaded the Principal Secretary to Government, School education Department and the Commissioner of School Education in order to ensure implementation of the directions by the Court passed in this regard,

A government teacher, through a plea to the High Court, was seeking transfer within 30 Kilometer (km) radius of her spouse who was also a government teacher. In her plea the petitioner had challenged an order rejecting this request stating that the decision was against a government order which laid down that the spouses-employed cases are to be considered… Continue Reading...

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