Patna, In a surprising turn of events, 30 newly-appointed Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) teachers from Uttar Pradesh have submitted their resignations to the District Education Officer (DEO) in Samastipur within the last 24 hours. The DEO of Samastipur has acknowledged the resignations but is yet to accept them, notifying the Department of Education.
This wave of resignations extends beyond Samastipur, with 17 teachers from Muzaffarpur, 4 from Begusarai, and one from Madhubani also tendering their resignations in the same time frame.
An official from the Education Department revealed that the teachers cited various reasons for their resignations, with a common theme being the remote locations of their postings. Some teachers also mentioned securing other job opportunities as a factor in their decision to resign.
A department source disclosed that over 100 BPSC teachers, despite being successful in their roles, have resigned, emphasizing concerns about the challenging duty hours in remote villages. The teachers expressed apprehension about returning home after working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in such areas.