The Gauhati High Court today directed the Assam Government to register criminal cases against 30 officers of the education department for allegedly giving illegal appointments in primary schools during the last few years.
The division bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Biplab Kumar Sarma directed the government to file FIRs for registration of criminal cases against the 30 officers before the State Vigilance and Anti-corruption Cell and submit progress of the criminal investigation within six months.
In its earlier July 13 order, the court took into consideration the affidavit filed by the education department in indicting the 30 officials, who had been found to be involved in such illegal and irregular appointments.
During the hearing today, the state education department counsel submitted that the cabinet decision was yet to be made for regularisation of the teachers and as regard illegal or irregular appointments, some of the erring officers of the education department identified for giving illegal appointments have been placed under suspension.
The court also directed the Advocate General of Assam to apprise the bench of the steps taken by the state government for regularisation of the Operation Black Board (OBB) teachers as per its earlier orders.