Another Teacher Suspended for Political Involvement in Odisha’s Boudh

Boudh: Another government school teacher has been suspended for allegedly attending an election meeting of a political party in Odisha’s Boudh district. The district election officer and collector of Boudh issued the suspension order with immediate effect, citing a violation of the model code of conduct for the ongoing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

Identified as Rohiteswar Mallik, the man who worked as an assistant teacher at Government Upper Primary School in Baulasinga under Kantamal block, was reportedly pictured at the political gathering, which subsequently circulated on social media. Following a complaint filed with the district election officer, the suspension order was issued.

The Election Commission of India’s directive on March 15, along with the Odisha Government Servant’s Conduct Rules, 1959, explicitly prohibits government servants from affiliating with any political or communal party or organization. This includes participation in political or communal activities.

This isn’t the first instance in the district. Earlier, assistant teacher Sanghamitra Mallick of the Government Nodal High School at Dahya was suspended for joining a political rally in violation of the model code of conduct. The incident occurred in the Kantamal Assembly constituency, prompting disciplinary action from the collector on April 13.

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