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SIT recommends action against US Nagar based government teacher

The certificates submitted to the DEO belong to a principal working at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh with the same name.

dehradun Updated: Feb 19, 2018 22:12 IST
Nihi Sharma
Nihi Sharma
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Uttarakhand news,SIT,US Nagar
A Special Investigation Team has recommended legal action against a teacher for submitting fake domicile and educational certificates to get a job at a government primary school in US Nagar district.(AFP (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has recommended legal action against a teacher for submitting fake domicile and educational certificates to get a job at a government primary school in US Nagar district.

Vijendra Kumar, a teacher posted at the primary government school at Tilla in Jaspur, US Nagar had submitted fake domicile and degrees to the district education officer (DEO) and the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET). When the SIT found this discrepancy, it cross-checked the facts and found that the certificates were fake.

The certificates submitted to the DEO belong to a principal working at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh with the same name. The certificates also had Vijendra’s parents’ name. Moreover, the domicile certificate submitted belongs to Laksar in Haridwar district. During investigation, no one with the name and the serial number of domicile was found.

“We investigated all documents and along with degrees that belonged to a principal of Saharanpur, the domicile is also fake. We have asked the school education department to take legal action against the teacher,” SIT in-charge Shweta Chaubey informed.

In January, SIT found a similar case where a teacher from Bahadrabad, Hompal Singh had submitted two domicile certificates to the DEO and DIET. When SIT found this discrepancy, it found that both certificates were fake.

The certificates belonged to a resident from Bhimgoda in Haridwar. The caste certificate submitted was also fake. This was the first incident where the SIT found fake caste and domicile certificates.

Prior to this, the team identified a teacher of US Nagar, who had used a caste certificate for reservation in the education department. The teacher belonged to a caste (Kakoli) which was entitled to scholarship but not reservation. The teacher misused the certificate for getting the job.

In last nine months, SIT has investigated over 20 cases of which 17 were recommended for legal action. The school education department has already registered FIRs against 11 teachers.

School education minister Arvind Pandey has directed SIT to investigate all appointments in primary government schools that took place between 2014 and 2016. In the first phase, SIT is taking up cases in which complaints were received. Over 100 complaints were received of which 75% are from Haridwar district.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 22:12 IST