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DoSE warns teachers planning to agitate

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 25: Following the threat of ‘pen-down’ agitation by unpaid teachers, the State’s School Education Department has responded with a reminder of the statutory restrictions prescribed for Government employees.
In a notice issued on Monday, the Principal Director of School Education Thavaseelan K drew the attention of all employees serving under the Department to Rule 25 of the Nagaland Government Servants Conduct Rules, 1968 in regards to participation in demonstrations and strikes.
Per this provision of the Rules, no Government servant should make any communication to the Press concerning his/her conditions of service; Government servants should not call a public meeting for discussing their conditions of service nor should any Government servant participate in any such meeting or public discussions.
It also bars Government servants from engaging or participating in any demonstration which is prejudicial to the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign State, public order, decency or morality or which involves contempt of Court, defamation or incitement to an offence; or resort to or in any way abet any form of strike in connection with any matter pertaining to his/her service or the service of any other Government servant.
Further, the Principal Director reiterated the directives issued by the Department on July 2, 2021.
“Violation of the above directives will be viewed seriously by the Department and appropriate disciplinary action shall be initiated against erring employees”, it warned.
(Page News Service)