Secretariat of Manipur Education department on Tuesday notified that strong action will be initiated against government teachers who are found involved in other forms of employment including coaching classes and private tuitions.
A statement by commissioner of Education (S), government of Manipur H Gyan Prakash informed that clause (a) of sub-rule (1) of rule 15 of CSS Conduct Rules, 1964 stated that “subject to the provisions of sub-rule (2), no government servant shall engage directly or indirectly in any trade or business, except with the previous sanction of the government.
Section 28 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 also prohibits teachers to engage themselves in private tuition or private teaching activity, it stated.
Engaging in private tuitions or coaching by government teachers without prior sanction of the government is in violation of rule 15 (1) (a) of CSS Conduct Rules, 1964 and is liable for disciplinary action, it mentioned.
Meanwhile, the secretariat of Higher and Technical Education department also notified that all teachers working in state government universities and colleges shall not be allowed to engage in any trade or business or to accept any other employment and commitment.
A statement by commissioner of Higher and Technical Education, government of Manipur H Gyan Prakash stated that “the UGC guideline adopted by the state vide government order No 10/187/2018-HE dated July 3, 2021 provides that teachers should refrain from undertaking any other employment and commitment, including private tuitions and coaching which are likely to interfere with their professional responsibilities.”