Headmaster suspended for selling school books as scrap

Published: 18th September 2013 08:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2013 08:35 PM   |  A+A-


Headmaster of the government ashram school of Gaddiguddam village in Aheri taluka run by the tribal development department has been suspended for selling school books and stationary as "scrap".

Headmaster K S Warkahade and a school teacher will be suspended after they were allegedly found to be involved in the illegal sale of school material, Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) officer Uday Chaudhari said.

On being informed that a large number of textbooks, notebooks and registers was found in a scrap shop at Allapalli, ITDP officials visited the shop and inspected it.

To their surprise, they found around five quintals of school books and stationary belonging to the government ashram school of Gaddiguddam village in the shop.

On the basis of a preliminary enquiry, the headmaster of the school was immediately placed under suspension by the project officer. After further investigations, one more teacher was found to be involved and he too will be suspended shortly, Chaudhari said.

Ashram schools are sent a large number of textbooks, notebooks and stationary the tribal development department.

However, in this school, instead of disbursing books to students, the headmaster sold it as "scrap".

The proposal to suspend him would be sent to the office of the Additional Tribal Commissioner, Nagpur, for its approval, Chaudhari said, adding that further investigation into the matter is on.

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