Bhubaneswar, August 28 (LocalWire): Taking to task the school authorities for the poor academic performance of students at the annual matric examination, the Schools and Mass Education Department has taken a policy decision to hold back the annual increment of headmasters and teachers.
The authorities are concerned about the record number of students who failed in the 2019 annual HSC examination across 82 schools in the state.
Besides, a number of schools have recorded less than 50% passing rate, raising serious concerns about the quality of classroom teaching, an official of Schools and Mass Education Department said.
According to sources, disciplinary action in the form of suspension of annual increment has been initiated against all the teachers and headmasters of 82 zero-result schools.
The department has also decided to take similar disciplinary action against the headmasters and teachers in charge of class 10 where the pass percentage was either 50% or less, officials stated, adding that order in this regard has already been issued.
“The disciplinary action of this nature under Rule-16 of the Odisha Civil Service Rule had to be adopted to improve pass out ratio in the next HSC examination in these schools. An action of this nature will also send a stern message to teachers on improving the students academically,” the official added.