The Karnataka school education department has decided to withhold annual increments for high school teachers whose subjects had poor SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) results. Teachers whose students scored below the district average, such as 54.43%, may have their increments canceled. The decision follows a directive from the Yadgir Zilla Panchayat, impacting both government and aided high schools statewide. The department issued notices to teachers for explanation before implementing this action, citing ongoing efforts to support teachers despite student performance challenges. The move has sparked objections from the Karnataka High School Assistant Masters Association, criticizing the punitive measures and urging broader strategies to enhance student outcomes from primary education onward.

Source- Deccanherald