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Jaipur: Now, face disciplinary action on satirical posts

Several messages on Annapurna Scheme are going viral on social media

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Jaipur: Now, face disciplinary action on satirical posts
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We all enjoy the forward messages that we keep getting via WhatsApp. However, now posting messages criticising Annapurna Milk Scheme can land the teachers in trouble. In a fresh order, the state education department has warned the teaching staff of disciplinary action on sharing satirical message on social media on the scheme which was launched by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje statewide in schools on July 2.

Since the launching of the scheme, several messages, text and videos, went viral on whatsapp and Facebook. For instance, in a message the scheme was mocked through a video which shows two students wrestling each other and a commentary runs parallel talks about the strength they get from the milk. The text messages mention who will eat cream of milk left after distributing milk and whether the plans to provide buffaloes in the schools to be milked by the teaching staffers in future.

Several government employees, mostly teachers who are assigned to implement the scheme at schools, have shared such posts which irked senior government officials. Hence, they came up with an order saying that such satirical posts should be stopped immediately, otherwise a disciplinary action will be ordered.

“It has been brought into notice that headmasters and teachers are sharing satirical posts on the scheme. Hence, the head of the institutions are directed to stop the practice of posting such messages in the groups, otherwise, notice of CCA 17 will be issued against the employees concerned,” said the order issued by Tej Kanwar, Bundi district education officer (Secondary), to each school of the district. Under the rule of Rajasthan Service rules of Classification, Control and Appeal (CCA) a notice issue on indiscipline, which could lead to a suspension if the reply is not found satisfactory.

It has been learned that most of such posts were shared in the groups administered by teaching staffers in Hadoti region including Kota, Bundi. When contacted, the DEO said that she received directions to issue the order from the collector Mahesh Chand Sharma who was irked by such messages being shared by teachers on WhatsApp.

SHARED IN GROUPS

It has been learned that most of such posts were shared in the groups administered by teaching staffers in Hadoti region including Kota, Bundi. When contacted, the DEO said that she received directions to issue the order from the collector Mahesh Chand Sharma.

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