"The directions will be implemented with the commencement of the new academic session in July. The photographs will make the guardians aware of the identity of teachers. Thus, they will be in a position to raise an alarm if a teacher plays truant," he said.
Notably, the Union HRD ministry had issued a circular last year to several states, including Uttar Pradesh, to take steps for curbing the menace of absenteeism among teachers and the use of "proxies".
Instances of teachers sending "proxies" to attend to their duties have been rampant in schools located in remote rural areas. The northern state is home to more than one lakh primary schools manned by over three lakh teachers.
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