A team of officials from Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Friday visited its regional centre on Ladowali road in Jalandhar to inquire into the alleged bungling of money submitted as late fee by students with reappear forms of classes 10 and 12.
The team from the PSEB head office in Mohali, comprising auditor Kulwinder Singh and senior superintendent Mansa Ram, arrived at the regional centre around 3.30pm and inspected the cash receipts and other records pertaining to submission of the fees. They also quizzed the employees of the centre.
Board secretary Balwinder Singh said that team had been formed to find out what happened in the bungling of fees by a person in connivance with the manager of the centre.
"The team will find out who was at fault and whether the person in charge of cash receipts was responsible for issuing original cash receipts to the person arrested or to somebody else," Balwinder Singh said. "Usually, the manager is not the in-charge of cash receipts."
The team will submit its report on Saturday morning and the PSEB will then decide the action against the culprits.
The board secretary said PSEB was ready to cooperate with the police, if they request its help, in carrying forward the inquiry in this connection.
Meanwhile, the manager of the centre, Sucheta Sharma, who was booked under the prevention of corruption act, has been absconding.
Based on inputs from parents of students, a team of crime investigation agency (CIA) had arrested Anil Kumar, a resident of Kana Dhesian near here, on Thursday for allegedly taking compartmental forms from students and issuing backdated fee receipts. The cash receipts furnished by Kumar did not include the late fee, indicating that the amount submitted as late fee by students was being usurped.
Police also booked Sharma saying that it was not possible to get the original cash receipts of PSEB without her connivance.