The staff members of Government Middle School Pounthal, zone Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, were placed under suspension by the Chief Education Officer Jammu on the directions of Director School Education Jammu, Dr Ravi Shankar Sharma, after the school was found closed during working hours on Saturday, 16th of April, 2022.

As soon as it was reported that the said school was locked during office hours, a team comprising of Principal Higher Secondary School Surinsar, ZEO Gandhi Nagar and other officials was asked to visit the school and enquire into the matter.

Based on the report submitted by the visiting team, which confirmed that the school was closed during office hours, all the teachers have been suspended till pending inquiry.

The suspended staff members include Ajay Kumar (teacher) and Karan Singh (teacher), who have been asked to report to High School Kishanpur ( Dhansal), whereas Pawan Kumar ( Tr. Grade II) and Mukesh Kumar ( Tr. Grade II) have been asked to report to Higher Secondary School Kathar Manwal till pending enquiry.

The case of Ashwani Kumar (Master) has been recommended for suspension by the Chief Education Officer Jammu to the Director School Education Jammu.