Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A lady teacher was suspended on Saturday for allegedly taking part in a rally carried out by a political party for an election campaign in Boudh district.

The suspended teacher has been identified as Sanghamitra Mallick. Boudh District Election Officer and the District Collector took the disciplinary action against the erring teacher who has been working at Dahya Government Nodal High School. 

Mallick has been placed under suspension with immediate effect for violating the model code of conduct.

As per reports, Mallick had taken part in a political rally that was carried out from Palaspat to Ambagaon under Kantamal Assembly Constituency in Boudh district, a couple of days back. 

As per the prevailing election code of conduct, Mallick’s act was a gross violation of guidelines set by the Election Commission India (ECI) for the ensuing 2024 General Elections.

Boudh District Election Officer and Collector have stated in their orders that action has been taken against the concerned teacher following an inquiry into the incident.

As per the order issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI), no government employees and officials could take part in any kind of political activities.