AGRA: A primary school headmaster in UP’s Hathras district has been suspended for allegedly asking students for money for the national flag and to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava – to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence.
The action was taken against the headmaster by basic shiksha adhikari (BSA) after the video of the incident went viral on social media on Saturday.
In the video, which was shot after the morning prayers at a government primary school in village Budhaich under Sahpau block of Hathras district on August 2, the headmaster Brajesh Kumar can be seen asking students to bring Rs 15 for the I-Day celebration – which he said was as per the order issued by the state government and chief minister.
Speaking on the issue, BSA Hathras Sandeep Kumar said, “The headmaster’s demand for Rs 15 from students to celebrate the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava’ was illegal. There were no such orders. In violation of the dignity of a teacher, he was seen addressing students in jeans and t-shirt. He has been suspended.”
A detailed probe has been ordered over charges against him under section 7 of the Uttar Pradesh Government Servant (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1999, BSA said.