Odisha Govt Issues Notification for Seven-Hour Duty for College Teachers, 75% Attendance for Students

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today issued a notification directing teachers in all the government and aided non-government colleges in the State to perform duty for at least seven hours on every working day and students to have at least 75% attendance.

“In order to improve teaching-learning outcome in Government and Aided non-Government colleges of the state, it is hereby ordered that all teachers posted in Government colleges and Aided non-Government colleges of the State irrespective of their actual designation), including the Principal, shall henceforth perform duty for at least 7 hours on every working day,” the Higher Education Department said in a letter to the college Principals.

“In addition to normal teaching related works, teachers are required to devote time for library, research, taking extra classes for late entrants, taking corrective classes for needy students, monitoring students attendance, assisting the college authority in teaching and non-teaching assignments, Department secretary Saswat Mishra mentioned in the letter.

The college students must attend at least 75% of available classes failing which they shall not be allowed to appear in end-term examination, the letter added.

“Student attendance must be monitored on monthly basis and parents of students not attending 75% of classes must be contacted over phone/SMS/postcard,” it said.

However, the seven-hour order will not be applicable for guest faculties as they take remuneration for each class.

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