Published: 05th September 2019
Under the scanner: School Edu Dept to take action against teachers with discrepancies in movable, immovable assets
If they have any discrepancies in the properties, the officials have to let the department know so that they can take necessary action against the teachers and non-teaching staff
The School Education Department is planning to take action against the teachers and non-teaching staff who have discrepancies in their movable and immovable properties, based on the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) report. The district officials will start to collect property details from the teachers and non-teaching staff soon.
In a circular, the School Education Director S Kannappan on Tuesday stated to the district education officials to monitor the government, aided and corporation school teachers who are working under the jurisdiction of the school education department, and procure the details of their movable and immovable properties through the Teacher Service Register (SR).
If they have any discrepancies in the properties, the officials have to let the department know so that they can take necessary action against the teachers and non-teaching staff, based on DVAC report. With the teachers celebrating the Teachers' Day on Thursday, this circular came as a shock.
According to a source, a graduate teacher in Kanyakumari filed a case in the Madras High Court against the school education department to install the biometric system in the government and aided schools. The Madras High Court permitted to install the biometric system in schools. Based on the judgment order, the school education department has released the new circular.
Following this, the district officials will check the teachers and non-teaching staffs' SR to see whether there are any discrepancies in properties or not. Further, they will send details to the district school education department for taking departmental action against teachers, non-teaching staff who have discrepancies in their properties.
A government school teacher in Salem district, said, "As per Tamil Nadu Personnel and Administrative Reforms department government order, all department government staffs, officers have to register their movable and immovable properties their SR without fail and concerned department heads to be monitoring it. Especially, if government staff likes to purchase any home, loan, land, etc, they need to get permission from the department head. Similarly, if they will purchase any electronics goods which are above Rs 10,000, staff will have to submit a permission letter to the higher officials."
Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary School Graduate Teachers Association, District President T Arulanandham said, "We welcome this move. Through this, we can control the cases of bribery inside the departments. At the same time, the department should monitor senior officials also."