Teachers’ service needed during crisis time: HC

Chennai: Madras High Court today said that the the services of teachers are needed at a time of crisis like this.

The court said that the teachers should lead by example and rejected a plea which requested the exemption of teachers from Covid related works.
The court has also asked the government to ensure the safety of the teachers.

A PIL was filed in the Madras High Court to restrain the government from engaging teachers above the age of 50 years in Covid-related duties such as street warriors or tele-counsellors at control rooms, without seeking willingness from them.

The plea also sought a direction to ensure social distancing in work place and provide requisite PPE kits or to permit the teachers to work from home for tele-counselling services.