HYDERABAD: The School Education department on Monday issued orders sanctioning leave to eligible teachers who could not attend the SSC spot valuation work on April 19, because of the indefinite fast undertaken by the AP Joint Action Committee of Teachers’ Organisations. The orders were issued following a representation by the AP State Teachers’ Union after the teachers’ salary was with-held by the department. The union has pleaded for extension of the leave facility for the benefit of teachers who could not attend the spot valuation work. –Special Correspondent