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No teacher to engage in private tuitions, orders Education dept

Kolkata: The state Education department has debarred any teacher from engaging in any sort of private tuition for personal gain, but has made it clear that a teacher should cooperate in the matter of remedial coaching, which may be organised by the institution.
A notification in this regard has recently been released by the state School Education department.
According to the notification, "No teacher or non-teaching staff, in discharge of his official duties, be guided by his personal interest, if any, affecting discharge of such official duties. A teacher should not engage in any business, trade, undertaking or money lending agency and undertake any employment other than his service directly or indirectly, or use his position to help such business, agency or undertaking."
A teacher or non teaching staff may, with the permission of the school's managing committee, undertake any honorary work of social or charitable nature, without hampering his duties in the institution.
"No teacher shall ask or compel a student to participate in any private programme, without permission from their guardian and approval of the headmaster of the concerned school. If the guardian and the headmaster grants permission for such participation, the responsibility of the safety and security of the student will rest with the teacher, till the student returns to his parents," a senior official said.
The teachers and non teaching staff have also been directed not to employ any subordinate staff in his domestic work or for his personal service.
The official further added that a teacher will have to seek the permission of the school's managing committee, to undertake any writing or publication of books by himself or jointly with others and may receive reasonable remuneration for such work.
The proper account of the remuneration shall be furnished before the authority, to whom he is subordinate.
Teachers have been further instructed to practise and encourage collective functioning in the interest of the academics and administrative efficiency of the institution and shall attend guardians' meetings, when arranged by the head of the institution.

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