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'Teacher was suspended for violating decorum': Uttarakhand School Education Secretary

By Vikas

Dehradun, June 29: Uttarakhand School Education Secretary Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh has come out in strong defence of state Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat for suspending a school teacher, saying that the teacher had 'violated decorum'. Uttara Bahuguna, the teacher, had protested during Janata Darbar session in Dehradun on Thursday over her posting in the rural areas.

Uttarakhand School Education Secretary Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh

She had requested the Uttarakhand CM that she be transferred from the remote location as she has been posted in such areas for the last 25 years. When the CM did not pay heed during the Janata Darbar session, Bahuguna reportedly got into an argument with Rawat.

The Uttarakhand CM got angry and asked the police to take Bahuguna into custody after she reportedly used abusive language

"She has been suspended because she violated decorum as a teacher. It will be investigated. We will listen to her and only then will decision be taken," Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, Uttarkhand's School Education Secretary, told the media today.

"She can be transferred only within the dist. Her demand that she be transferred to Dehradun falls under inter-dist transfers which, as of now, isn't allowed by the Act," Aulakh added.

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CM Rawat later faced flak on social media for behaving as such and Congress leaders objected to his behaviour and lack of patience. But Rawat defended himself saying that the teacher was suspended after she used abusive language during the Janata Darbar.

"More than 58 people are posted in remote areas for longer duration than her. Her number is only 59th. The transfer is done only turn-wise," U'khand School Education Secretary further said.

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