To instill discipline among teachers, the Karnataka Government has decided to ban use of cell phones by them during classes in all government and aided primary and high schools and junior colleges in the state.
A similar ban already exists in the case of students in these institutions.
The decision has been taken after students complained of cell phone misuse in classes by teachers, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri said here on Friday.
Mr. Kageri, who toured several districts in the recent past, said a circular would be issued to all schools and colleges to prohibit use of cell phones by teachers. Only head masters and college principals would be allowed to use it for administrative purposes.
Nearly three lakh government teachers and lectures are serving in over 40,000 government and aided schools and junior colleges in the state.