Orders issued not to pay salaries of 447 teachers of secondary section from August
Salaries of 1.023 teachers of primary and secondary sections have been stopped
Pune: Policenama online – TET Scam | The Primary Education Office recently issued orders that the salaries of 576 teachers, who have been disqualified due to the TET scam, should not be disbursed from August. Now, the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Office has issued orders that the salaries of 447 teachers of secondary section should also not be disbursed. The salaries of 1,023 teachers of primary and secondary sections have been stopped.
The commissioner of the Education Council has finalised a list of candidates involved in irregularities in the TET exam held in 2019 to take action against them. If the teachers are working in zilla parishad or private aided or partially aided or unaided schools and if an ID has been allotted to them by the education director, then the ID should be frozen till further orders, as per the orders which had been issued by the government. When the concerned candidates’ Aadhaar card and school ID was mapped, it was found that 576 disqualified candidates were working as education assistants or assistant teachers in various schools and were being paid salaries and the primary education office has issued orders that their salaries should be stopped from August. After that, it has been found that 447 secondary teachers are working in various schools and Director of Education (Secondary and Higher Secondary) Mahesh Palkar has sent letters about stopping their salaries from August to all education department officials, provident fund team, zilla parishad officials, administrative officers of municipal corporations and municipal councils.
An order has been issued that the candidates whose IDs have been frozen, may be included in the salary list and hence, the salary list should be cancelled. A new salary list for August should be prepared by deleting names of disqualified candidates and only salaries of other employees should be disbursed. Care should be taken to ensure that salaries of disqualified candidates should not be given either in online or offline mode. A warning has also been issued that if it is found that salaries have been disbursed to disqualified candidates, then strict action will be taken as per rules against concerned officials.
The education office has declared the list of disqualified candidates on its website. Accordingly, if any other disqualified candidate apart from 447 disqualified candidates, whose salaries have been frozen, is included in the education system, then the directorate should be informed about freezing of their school IDs.