Under Har Ghar Tiranga initiative, the education officer (secondary) had organised a series of pro grammes for students and teachers between August 9 and August 17.
However, the teachers’ bodies presented the list of holidays that came under jurisdiction of education officer, and said that Raksha Bandhan was a government declared holiday and the education officer had no power to cancel it.
The bodies also alleged making the teachers work on government holidays amounted to harassment. Finally, due to growing pressure from the teach ers’ bodies, the education officer had to cancel his previous order.
It is worth mentioning here that the teachers are already protesting against the administrative work being assigned to them. The teachers in govern ment and municipal schools have said that they should not be given admin istrative work so that they can dedicate more time to their students.