While employees in the private sector can only dream of long periods of leave from work, the same is not true of those employed by the government.
The West Jaintia Hills unit of the Khasi Students Union (KSU) has complained directly to Education Minister Rakkam A Sangma today about a teacher in a WJH lower primary school who has barely shown up to work for several years.
The school in question is in Larnai and the pressure group claimed that the teacher is still being paid a regular salary.
The teacher joined the school in July 2013 but only attended classes for 33 days up until December of that year. In 2014, he came to class from February to April but stopped the following month. This went on until 2016 when he resumed but only irregularly – the KSU said he was present for 49 days between April and August 2016.
The teacher was then suspended from March 2017 to November 2019 but was reinstated the following month yet has still not attended class regularly, the KSU claimed.
These shenanigans have greatly harmed the academic progress of the students of the school and the KSU has demanded that action be taken against the erring teacher.