Berhampur, Nov 3 (LocalWire): The Ganjam district administration is likely to take action against four primary school teachers in Dharakote block after it was found they had secured jobs by tampering with their matric certificates.
District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange asked the block development officer Daharakote, to lodge an FIR in the police station against the teachers.
An assistant teacher and three junior teachers from different primary schools, including a female teacher, were found to have produced forged annual High School Certificate (HSC) during the joint inquiry conducted by the district education officer, Ganjam and BEO Dharakote, said Sanatan Panda, DEO.
The ceritificates of the accused teachers were verified following the state government order and specific allegations against them, he said.
‘We verified their certificates with the concerned high schools from where they had passed,’ he said.
During verification, they found a junior teacher who had actually failed Class VIII had produced the matric certificate showing he passed from another school and also changed his father name, he said.
Similarly, other two teachers had passed in third division in the HSC examination but they secured the job by producing mark-sheets and certificates of first division.
Another teacher had tampered his age by ten years and his certificate said he passed in correspondence course, he added.
‘As per the direction of the DEO, we will lodge FIR against these four teachers at Dharakote police station on Monday,’ said BEO, Dharakote, Rabindra Kumar Panda.
Meanwhile, the DEO ordered the district project coordinator, Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan (SSA) to initiate proceedings against these teachers to retrench them from their services.