In his complaint addressed to the Director of Education today Adv. Aires Rodrigues has demanded immediate action against Sulakshana Sawant, wife of Pale MLA Dr. Pramod Sawant who though a teacher of Chemistry at the Shri Shantadurga High Secondary school in Bicholim was actively involved with a political party.
Adv. Rodrigues has in his complaint stated that if no action is taken against the erring teacher Sulakshana Pramod Sawant he would be constrained to seek the High Court’s intervention to seek enforcement of its order.
Pointing out that the Bombay High Court had ruled that academic institutions are required to be kept way from politics, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the High Court had clearly ruled that a person in employment of an educational institution was required not to have any political association or connection while in service.
Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court comprising of Justice P.B.Majumdar and Justice P.B.Varale while dismissing a petition filed by a teacher Shrikant Pande also the head of the BJP unit at Umred in Nagpur, had ruled that a teacher’s role is to impart education to students in an impartial manner and that if a teacher is actively associated with any political party it may hamper the educational atmosphere of a school.
While ruling that education should bekept away from politics, the High Court has held that the educational field should not be allowed to be polluted in any manner by bringing in politics.
The teacher Shrikant Pande had challenged the decision of his school management to hold an inquiry into his active association with a political party.
Adv. Rodrigues has also stated that Sulakshana Pramod Sawant was reportedly always coming late to school and had even without authorized leave accompanied her MLA husband on a ten day trip overseas.