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No work, no pay: DEE warns teachers

‘Absence in the name of protests will be deemed unauthorised leave’

Issuing a stern warning to teachers intending to stage fresh protests over pay anomalies and against the Contributory Pension Scheme, the School Education Department authorities issued a circular on Monday stating it would be no pay if no work.

A circular issued by Director of Elementary Education to all Chief Educational Officers stated that “absence in the name of teachers protests” will be termed as “unauthorised absence” by the State government.

The State government has also warned of disciplinary proceedings against employees and teachers for violation of rules, it stated.

It advised the Chief Educational Officers to initiate action against such employees and teachers as per Tamil Nadu Civil Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules. “It is instructed that those not reporting for work be dealt with under the No Work, No Pay policy,” it added. The circular referred to the call by N. Rengarajan, General Secretary of Tamil Nadu Elementary School Teachers Federation.

Teachers arrested

Meanwhile, a section of elementary school teachers who protested were arrested at Chepauk on Monday. Following the protest, members of the federation met with School Education Department Secretary PradeepYadav and handed over a charter of their demands.

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