COVID-19: teaching staff of Udhampur allowed to remain off duty

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Udhampur: As per the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla, Chief Education Officer Udhampur issued an order wherein all the teaching staff working in Government as well as private schools are allowed to remain off duty in view of situation arising due to COVID-19.
Order reads that staff who are engaged in board examination of 10th class(Practical) commencing from March 24, 2020, 11th class board examination summer zone commencing from March 20,2020 and 12th class annual examination on March 19, 23 26, 2020/evaluation process shall perform their duties as per schedule. While rest of teaching staff is exempted from their school duties with immediate effect till further orders. Heads of the institutions were directed to keep liaison with concerned Zonal Education Officer for any information. “Any laxity in this regard shall be viewed seriously and action as warranted under rule shall be initiated against the erring officers/ officials”, the order states.