Special monitoring cell teams raids 737 schools across Punjab

35 Teachers were absent, 40 late comers and 23 teachers found long time absentee
Chandigarh, November 14, 2014: On the directions of Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister Punjab, Special teams of the Education Department conducted surprise checks in 737 Schools of the State with the aim of ensuring punctuality and discipline in the Schools. Three Circles namely Jalandhar, Faridkot and Nabha (Patiala) were visited by the special teams at the same time.
Divulging the details a spokesperson of the department said that during the special checking total 35 teachers were found absent while 40 teachers were late whereas 23 teachers were found long time absentees. He said that immediately after opening the schools special teams visited 272 schools of Jalandhar Circle, 258 schools of Nabha (Patiala) Circle and 207 schools of Faridkot Circle.
He further said that 24 teachers were found absent in Jalandhar Circle and 22 were late comers while 5 found long time absentee. In Nabha (Patiala) Circle 5 teachers were found absent, 11 late comers and 7 were long time absentee. Similarly, in Faridkot Circle 6 teachers were found absent, 7 late comers and 11 were found long time absentee.
The Spokesman said that to maintain discipline and punctuality in the Government Schools special and surprise checking would continue in future also. The Minister also directed to the senior officers that 100 percent attendance of the teachers would be ensured.
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Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014