Action against 17 teachers

Action against 17 teachers

Action will be taken against 17 teachers in Chintamani who were accused of producing fake documents to get their jobs under the physically handicapped quota.

The issue was brought to the attention of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). DPI officials assured to take legal action after initiating a probe into the matter, said, Deputy Director of the DPI T Ashwatha Reddy.

This is not just the story of Chintamani. Many candidates have produced fake documents across the State to obtain government jobs. “To understand the extent of the problem, information has to be compiled from all the districts in the State. Reports have been sought in this regard,” he said.

The accused 17 teachers, could have obtained their jobs before 1990. Their service period has already crossed 25 years. Several of them are at the threshold of retirement. The anomalies in the system were not spotted until twenty years after they occurred. The Education department has taken the matter seriously, he said.

Apart from Chintamani, such anomalies have not come to light in any other taluk of the district. “We are being very strict in appointing teachers and cross-checking their documents. We are making sure this does not happen in the future,” he said.

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