Bihar govt cuts salaries of 2,081 teachers, suspends 22 in last 4 months

Amid the ongoing row over Bihar education department’s recent circulars, the state education department has deducted the salaries of more than 2,081 school teachers, who were found absent from duty during inspections, and suspended 22 others for various teaching violations in the last four months.
Besides, the department has also recommended dismissal of 17 teachers from service for allegedly violating provisions of teachers’ recruitment regulations.
The Nitish Kumar government is already facing criticism for removing the names of 21,90,020 students (till October 24) from government schools for absenteeism. Those whose names have been struck off also include 2.66 lakh students who were supposed to appear for class 10 and 12 board exams.
Both, alliance partners of the Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar as well as Opposition BJP have demanded immediate withdrawal of the order.
Ever since the department launched the intensive inspection of schools from July 1 following the instructio

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