School Education - Unauthorized absence - Wilful and prolonged absence from duty without proper leave - Certain instructions to take appropriate action by the competent authorities - RegardingMemo Rc.No.ESE02-30024/1/2020-A&I-CSE, Dated:16/09/2020
1) G.O.Ms.No. 260, Dated 04.09.2003 General Administration (Ser.C) Department, GoAP.
2) Circular Memo.No.4152-C/761/FR.I/2005, Dt:28.09.2005 of the Finance (FR.I) Department, GoAP.
3) G.O.Ms.No.70, Dated:06.07.2009 of School Education (Services.V) Department, GoAP.
4) This office Prcogs.Rc.No.229/Estt.IV/2014, Dated:14.07.2014
5) G.O.Ms.No.127, Dt:15.09.2017 of the General Administration (Ser.C) Department, GoAP. 6) This office Procgs.Rc.No.12036/27/2018-Esst.3-CSE, Dated:16.06.2020.
The attention of all the Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers in the State is invited to the references cited and they are informed that the Government in ref 5th cited have issued amendment to APCS (CC&A) Rules, 1991 Rule 9 as follows:
After Clause (ix) of Rule 9 of said rules the following shall be incorporated; Provided that a Government Servant shall be deemed to have been removed from service, if he / she:
a. is absent from duty without authorization for a period exceeding one year; or
b. remains absent from duty for a continuous period exceeding 5 years with or without leave; or
c. continues on foreign service beyond the period approved by the State Government.
Provided further that a show cause notice to explain the reasons for such absence from duty or continuation on foreign service shall be given to the Government Servant and his / her reply shall be considered before invoking the above said proviso.
Further, in ref 4th & 6th cited, detailed guidelines and instructions were issued to all the concerned authorities in respect of teachers/employees in School Education Department with a request to identify the employees who are on unauthorized absence and take immediate action as per the G.O.Ms.No.127, General Administration (Ser.C) Dept., Dt:15.09.2017 and G.O.Ms.No.70, School Education (Ser.V) Dept., Dt:06.07.2009 and rules in force.
Further, it is brought to the notice of Director of School Education, A.P., that several representations have been received from the Headmasters / Mandal Educational Offices / teachers/ non-teaching staff for regularization of the unauthorized absence period.
As a matter of fact, no government servant can stay away from duty as of right without obtaining prior permission from the competent authority and absence without leave is misconduct on the part of employee for which disciplinary action has be taken against him.
Therefore, all the competent authorities are hereby instructed to:
a. Identify the Headmasters / Mandal Educational Offices / Teachers/ Non-teaching staff, who are on unauthorized absence immediately for more than 30 days.
b. Issue show cause notices to them immediately
c. If they failed to report even after one year, publish their names in the local news papers
d. Still they failed to report, publish their names in the Gazette and take disciplinary action as per G.O. Ms. NO. 127 Genl Admn (Service-C) Department, dated: 5-9-2017.
Therefore, all the Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers in the State are hereby requested to take action accordingly, failing which action shall be initiated on the concerned Regional Joint Directors of School Education/District Educational Officers without any notice.