Daring Principal Uttara Bahuguna suspended


A day after Uttara Bahaguna, who had argued with Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat during janta durbar, has been suspended for breaking discipline and her alleged prolonged absenteeism by the education department on Friday. Education department has suspended but fails to answer the questionnaire that how politicians including chief minister’s wife managed to get posted in Dehradun?

She had created a ruckus when the Chief Minister failed to heed to her request for a transfer. “She has been suspended on the grounds that she broke the discipline and did not seek prior permission for attending the Janata Durbar from the higher authorities,” said Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, Secretary, Department of School Education informed to the media.

Aulakh further said that Uttara, who is posted at a primary school in Jaishthvari (Naugaon block) in Uttarkashi, misbehaved at the Janata Durbar and also, “broke the decorum desirous of a teacher as laid down in the employees manual,” she added.

Along with issuing suspension orders, a primary inquiry has also been set up against the teacher for her prolonged absence from the school. “It has been noticed that the teacher has been continuously absent since August 2017. She did not communicate to the authorities about her absence. The department has set up an inquiry under block education officer. During the inquiry, whose time frame is 21 days, the teacher would be asked to explain. She would be given a fair and unbiased hearing,” said Aulakh.
Further Aulakh emphasised that Bahuguna was issued suspension orders in November 2008 and July 2011 for failing to fulfill her duties.

Replying to a question, will Bahuguna’s application about seeking her transfer to Dehradun be dealt fairly ?  Aulakh said the department would proceed as per the provisions of the Transfer Act taking into consideration her family problems. She belongs to the district (Uttarkashi) cadre and hence her transfer can only take place in Uttarkashi.


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