2 Held for Illegal Appointments - The New Indian Express

2 Held for Illegal Appointments

Published: 14th January 2014 11:15 AM

Last Updated: 14th January 2014 11:15 AM

Crime Branch sleuths arrested two persons, including secretary of an NGO and a retired block resource centre coordinator (BRCC) in connection with illegal appointment of Gana Sikshaks in Nilagiri block.

The NGO secretary Maheswar Patra and former BRCC Madhabananda Das were produced in the court on Monday. Crime Branch sleuths also seized important documents from their possession. Efforts are on to nab others involved in the crime.

Earlier, police had registered a case against 10 persons including former district inspector (DI) of schools, two BRCC of two blocks and an NGO secretary.The case was registered against former DI Surendra Sahu, Oupada BRCC Purna Chandra Barik, Nilagiri BRCC Madhabananda Das and secretary of RALISA, an NGO, Maheswar Patra and six others who were involved in providing jobs of Gana Sikshaks after allegedly bribing the officials. The former DI and two BRCCs have been superannuated.

Investigations revealed that these officials had illegally appointed the candidates citing that they were earlier engaged as Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) teachers.

After abolition of EGS centres in 2008, State Government had decided to appoint EGS teachers as Gana Sikshaks and accordingly they were placed.

In both Nilagiri and Oupada blocks, 99 such centres were opened by NGOs - CART and RALISA in 2004. The officials, however, had fraudulently recommended two from each EGS centre when there was originally one teacher each in such schools.

It was alleged that altogether 99 teachers were appointed in both the blocks in 2012 by these officials.

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