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Assam government notifies guidelines for engaging teachers in election related duties

Bikash Singh, ET Bureau Aug 26, 2013, 09.43PM IST

GUWAHATI: Assam Government in pursuance of Human Resource Development Guideline under Section 35 (1) of Right to Education ( RTE) Act, 2009 regarding the implementation of provisions of Section 27 and Election Commission of India's letter, has notified guidelines in connection with engaging teachers in Election related duties.
As per the notification, wherever teaching staff is put on duties of roll revision, the DEOs or EROs will prescribe holidays and non-teaching days and non-teaching hours as duty period for this work. Such appointees may be asked to avoid teaching days and teaching hours for undertaking the roll revision work. During roll revision, wherever the teachers are appointed as designated officers to make various forms such as Form 6, 7 etc. available to the voters and to receive the Forms from voters, the DEOs or EROs will prescribe a specific time during non-teaching hours for the purpose of providing and receiving such Forms. Preferably minimum one hour time immediately after the closure of teaching hours can be earmarked for the purpose. Depending on the prevailing teaching hours, the DEOs or EROs will issue specific instruction and bring the same to the knowledge of all political parties and to the public well in advance.
Again, wherever special campaign dates are prescribed during the revision period, such campaign will invariably be held on holidays only.
Besides, when an intensive revision is to be ordered, the schedule for revision will be devised keeping the availability of holidays in mind. If the door-to-door verification has to be done on teaching days, such verification may be asked to be done after teaching hours and on holidays.
It may also be mentioned that whenever the teachers are used as Booth Level Officers for the purpose of door-to-door verification, for finding out cases of photo mismatches in photo roll etc., the same exercise will be done during non-teaching hours and on holidays.
Furthermore, whenever needed, the period of enumeration work may be extended for this purpose so that the enumeration work is carried out without hampering the teaching hours.

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