Identity cards to stop proxy teaching in Orissa district

Kendrapara (Orissa) Feb 3 (PTI) Primary school teachersin this coastal district of Kendrapara will be shortly issuedidentity cards in an effort to stop the large-scale practiceof ''proxy'' teaching.

The identity card scheme aims at preventing genuineteachers of government-run primary schools in this districtfrom engaging other persons, or proxies, to do the teaching ontheir behalf in their absence.

''''The district administration has no other way than issueidentity cards for the government teachers as the problem isspiralling out of control,'''' Kendrapara collector DhananjayaDas said.

Das said the ID scheme, which would roll out tentativelyby February 15, was being funded by Sarva Sikhya Abhijana(SSA) and that any teacher found indulging in the practicewould face disciplinary action.

In the first phase, about 1,880 primary schools wouldcome under the scheme covering nearly 5,000 primary teachers.

The next phase will see more teachers from upper primaryschools coming under the ID card net, Das said.

Sanatan Mallick, the district project coordinator of theSSA, said teachers officiating on deputation as block resourcecentre coordinators and centre resource cluster coordinatorsunder the SSA would also be covered by the scheme.


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