Jaipur: Rajasthan’s education department has informed the government school teachers appointed after Dec 13, 2013, that they would lose one-day salary if they failed to attend the state-level programme being organised here on Teachers’ Day. The state government is planning a grand celebration on Teachers’ Day and in its endeavour to make it successful the education department has issued this order on Wednesday.
Also, it is being ensured that the teachers who have been invited are relieved of their duties four days before the event which means that schools will have undeclared leave during this period. Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot criticised the state government’s move, stating that “their behaviour towards beneficiaries is quite condemnable. The beneficiaries are not slaves of the government that they can be called any time at the discretion of the government. This can never be termed as a respectable invite for them.” Taxpayers' money is being wasted on meaningless programmes, he lamented. (IANS)