Bhubaneswar, July 19 (LocalWire): A senior official from the Department of School and Mass Education in Ganjam district adopted a novel method to inspect the school when complaints of teachers skipping classes started pouring in about mismanagement in Batilikana upper primary school.
To check the veracity of the complaints, Bhaskar Lenka, the Block Education Officer of Seragada block, decided to go undercover. Dressed up in old, torn attire, Lenka headed to schools masquerading as a beggar.
While the school teachers took him to be a mentally deranged man tried to chase him out of the school, the senior officer got first-hand exposure of the mismanagement in the school, with teachers whiling away their time skipping classroom teaching and no cooking for midday meal in sight.
The senior official, meanwhile, has served a show cause notice to the teachers and the school headmaster while pointing out dereliction of duty on their part.