Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday imposed a complete ban on "journalistic activities" undertaken by the teachers and other employees of state education department.

The Government has categorically made it clear that strict disciplinary action would be initiated against such erring teachers and employees under the provisions of the Civil
Service rules, an official release said here.

The release said that journalistic activities by teachers or other education department employees would not be allowed at any cost and if anyone was found guilty of this violation,
strict action would be initiated under Punjab Civil Service rules against him.

The release pointed out that teachers or other employees, however, can contribute pure literary, classic or scientific nature articles to newspapers and magazines or broadcast on
radio and television.

The education department was in favour of grooming talent of teaching fraternity by encouraging them to make their contribution in creation of quality literature besides
developing the interest of students towards sciences through their articles on such issues, it said.


(Agencies)

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