Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Principals and Headmasters Association has asked the Election Commission to make use of the services of minimum number of teachers during the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha election in the state. In a memorandum handed over to State Election Commissioner Manisha Nanda, the association’s vice-president Jeevan Sharma said teachers from schools having winter vacations should not be deployed on election duty as these schools will be having exams in December.
He also said that in the future non-teaching employees of the government should also be utilised for election duty. The memorandum further stated that as a priority, teachers from schools having less number of students should be deployed on election duty. The letter stated that one of the reasons behind the student turnout in government schools decreasing is that teachers are increasingly being used for non-teaching jobs.