Teachers at the Bhandara-Mumbai-Mannur district primary school said the head teacher was not allowed to attend a function for the schoolchildren’s school because of a “misunderstanding”.
The school principal, Manoj Kumar, said the teacher had received a letter on Friday from the school board demanding he withdraw the event, and said he had no option but to give up.
Mr Kumar said the school authorities had been in touch with the principal, and that a meeting would be held with the teachers.
“They (the teachers) are unhappy and we will meet on Monday to discuss the issue,” he said.
The school’s director of education, K J Gautam, said there was no specific reason for the headteacher to have to go to the school.
The principal was not at the school on Friday.
“The principal has not returned to the place for two months,” Mr Kumar said.
Mr Gautom said he was unsure of the reason for his suspension, and had no idea whether the head was also suspended.
Mr Kothari, who was the principal of the school from 2005 to 2011, said he knew the school was “very well known” for its “very good teaching”.
He said the board was happy to have him back.
He added that he had been teaching in the school for 15 years.
“I know the teachers are happy to get him back,” Mr Kothar said.
He said the students in the class were “very happy”.
“We are happy that he is back, because he has brought a very good atmosphere in the classroom,” Mr Gautamy said.