“The Profession of
teaching as a Noble one, the Teachers both inside the Schools as well as
outside the Schools is bound to maintain honesty, integrity and clean life.”
School and college teachers doing business/trade or taking tuition, even after school hours, is misconduct, ruled the Madras high court. It also directed the state government to create a helpline and display it prominently in schools to help parents and children file complaints on such matters and sexual harassment issues. Once a complaint is received, the government must take action in 24 hours, the court said.
Justice S M Subramaniam issued the directive while ruling
on a petition filed by R Renganathan, a corporation school headmaster,
challenging his transfer to another school which was just 2km away from his
Source : TimesofIndia