SIT will probe fake recruitment case

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 24 May 2018

The SIT is allowed to interrogate special educators, attendants, members of school management where they are working and officials from the Education Department.

Pune: The State government has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the possible fake recruitment of special educators that took place in government schools under the Inclusive Education for Disabled Children at Secondary Stage scheme.

The SIT will probe into the irregularities or malpractices in the recruitment process if any.

During 2009-10, the government changed the Integrated Education for Disabled Children scheme to Inclusive Education for Disabled Children at Secondary Stage. Due to this, the 595 special educators in the original unit, were assimilated in primary schools as teachers, according to a GR released on September 15, 2010.

However, cases of assimilation of teachers through fake letters were uncovered at some zilla parishads a few months ago.

Thus, the SIT is established under the State Education Commissioner Vishal Solanki, to check if such instances have taken place in other districts too.

“In the next two months, we are expected to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and submit a report. It is suspected that more than the given number i.e. over 595 teachers have been recruited falsely under the said scheme. The SIT has been constituted just a couple of days ago. Thus it is difficult to comment about anything right now. But soon, we will have insights into the issue,” Solanki said.

According to a GR issued for the same, the SIT will have to first present the list of the 595 teachers and 32 attendants, who were supposed to be assimilated under the new scheme and how many have actually been recruited or are still in the process. For this, the SIT is allowed to interrogate special educators, attendants, members of school management where they are working and officials from the Education Department.

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