Teachers under SIT scanner yet to submit documents, deadline ends today
The SIT had asked the district education officer (DEO) to submit the documents. The DEO, in turn, tried to reach out to teachers, but in vain. At least three of them, all in Bahadrabad area of Haridwar, have not reported to work and were not found at their residences too.Updated: Sep 26, 2017 20:40 IST
DEHRADUN: Twelve government teachers, including four who have retired, are yet to submit the papers sought by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe into the recruitment of teachers who got jobs allegedly on fake documents.
The last date for submission of documents is September 27. Failure to submit it in time would lead to termination of job of the serving teachers while pension to those retired would be stopped.
The SIT had asked the district education officer (DEO) to submit the documents. The DEO, in turn, tried to reach out to teachers, but in vain. At least three of them, all in Bahadrabad area of Haridwar, have not reported to work and were not found at their residences too.
“After SIT demanded their documents, these three teachers have gone absconding. We tried to reach out to them at their residences as well, but they were not found,” Bhrahmapal Saini, DEO Basic, Haridwar, told Hindustan Times.
The department would stop their salary from October and terminate the services later if no communication is made from the absconding teachers’ side.
Of the remaining nine teachers, three were suspended in 2016, three are retired, one took voluntary retirement from service in 2014 and two others are still serving.
Those serving the department too have been asked to submit their documents to avoid any legal action.
The SIT is investigating into the complaints alleging that several teachers got government jobs by submitting fake documents. A total of 150 teachers are under scanner. Fifty of them are in Haridwar. The SIT would first look into the complaints. After that, it would go through the documents of teachers who got government jobs in between 2014 and 2016.
In one of the first actions state school education minister Arvind Pandey recently suspended the chief education officer (CEO) of Haridwar for “not cooperating with SIT investigation”. The SIT is facing difficulties in its probe as district education officers do not have the service books of teachers with them. While the minister has asked the officers to ensure that the service books of all the teachers are maintained, the work has not yet begun.
“We are in the process of seeking details of the teachers. It may take several months, as we will have to seek records of all teachers who joined service after the formation of the state in 2000,” a senior education officer said requesting anonymity.
First Published: Sep 26, 2017 20:40 IST