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JAIPUR: Government school teachers have objected to exam duty during their winter vacations from December 25-31. According to a recent order, teachers were appointed to conduct Village Development Officer (VDO) selection exams on December 27 and 28, which is clashing with their winter break. The teachers will have to return to their workplace for the same.
Vice-president of Rajasthan Primary and Secondary School Teachers Association Vipin Sharma said, “All the teachers will leave their workplace on December 24 for winter vacations. However, especially for this examination, we have to return in the middle of the vacation. Why can’t the government consider our problems?”
He further said that the Education Department should be consulted in advance to decide the suitable timing for conducting examinations. TOI tried contacting Kana Ram, Director of Secondary School Education, Bikaner for a comment but he did not pick up his phone.
Around 15 lakh students have filled forms for the examination that will be conducted for two days. Many candidates have to travel to their exam centre, which is expected to create traffic problems.
Secretary of Rajasthan Staff Selection Board Pushkar Sharma, said that it is not their decision to call teachers for exam duty. “Our work is to conduct the examination and not to appoint teachers. We only organize it but it is managed by the district administration,” said Sharma.