BENGALURU: The state Primary and Secondary Education Department has suspended the Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) Bengaluru North following Chief Minister Kumaraswamy’s directives on Thursday. A complaint was earlier received from several parents during Janata Darshan who alleged that Abdhul Wajid Kazi, DDPI, Bengaluru North, was misusing his position. They accused a school in Kempapura of denying admission to children under RTE Act and alleged that the DDPI did nothing about it despite repeated complaints. The parents had even moved court in this regard and the case is scheduled for hearing on June 18.
The under-secretary of the Education department has issued an order suspending the DDPI with pending departmental inquiry. Kumaraswamy said, “The department had issued him warnings several times, but he did not even try to correct his mistakes.” Kazi is even facing allegations of dereliction of duty. The suspension order states that the DDPI had refused to report to one of the Block Education Officers despite the department order.
The Kazi’s suspension order, however, states that he has been transferred to DDPI DIET in Bidar. Department principal secretary Shalini Rajneesh said this has been done so that Kazi can continue drawing the subsistence allowance. “It is only an order, not a posting,” she said.