In addition, the School Education Department also formed new guidelines for government school teachers on less usage of mobile phones during working hours.
A senior official from Directorate of School Education told DT Next that a committee, led by a senior IAS officer, comprising senior education authorities, will be constituted to monitor teaching and non-teaching staff.
Also stating that the committee, which will be headquartered in Chennai, will co-ordinate with all district educational officers and their teams will send reports after inspecting all schools in their respective areas. Based on the reports, action will be initiated against the violators, the official said, adding, checking will be done to ascertain whether students come to schools with mobile phones.
The official also said that a new guideline has been formed for minimum usage of mobile phones by teaches in the schools. Accordingly, they have been instructed to avoid the mobile app attendance register.
“Instead they (teachers) have been asked to register the attendance in the app downloaded in the computer system available at their respective schools,” he said, adding even internal information should be shared only through e-mail and not on social media.