Click selfie with those who poop in the open, Bihar teachers told

A groom comes out from a toilet as brides stand at the venue for a mass wedding ceremony at Ramlila ground in New Delhi June 15, 2014. A total of 92 physically challenged couples of all religions from across India took their wedding vows on Sunday during the mass wedding ceremony organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), organisers said. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTR3TWW7

Vastavam web: Bihar’s Block Education Officer has directed high school teachers to keep an eye on open defecation at 5:00 am and 4:00 pm. The teachers have been asked to click selfies with defaulters, whereas the school principals have been asked to supervise the task. The government directive has raised a stink, with the affected staff up in arms over the order which they dubbed as “against teachers’ dignity”. The Education Department’s order also asks the teachers to create public awareness against open defecation and about the health benefits of the use of proper toilets. Teachers’ unions have opposed the order and demanded its recall. An association of middle school teachers has announced that its members will not perform the assigned tasks. “We demand that the state government revoke the order without delay,” an association leader said. Officials said it was decided to involve school teachers in the sanitation campaign and to fight the menace of open defecation.