Alleged Irregularities in Delhi Teacher Hiring: CBI to Conduct Probe
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is examining suspected irregularities in the recruitment of teachers for Delhi government-aided schools operated by the Vedic Sanskrit Agricultural Education Society. Recent appointments made by the Vedic Sanskrit Agriculture Senior Secondary School involved 16 teachers being hired for 18 available positions. The CBI alleges that six of these appointments were made using falsified documents and with the involvement of Krishan Rana, the former chairman of the school's management committee.
According to a preliminary investigation report obtained, it is revealed that Praveen Bazad, who was chosen for the position of Political Science teacher, has a previous conviction in a cheating case related to the SSC Examination. He failed to disclose this information when applying for the job. Furthermore, his master's degree from Kalinga University appears to be forged, as there is no evidence of his attendance at the mentioned college.
During the investigation, it was discovered that three candidates, namely Sonia, Pratibha, and Manish Kumar, had submitted a counterfeit experience certificate from Jim Corbett Senior Secondary School in Kathgodam, Uttarakhand.
In addition to Krishan Rana and the six candidates mentioned in the FIR, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has also initiated an investigation into officials from the Directorate of Education of the Delhi Government. They are being probed for alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy and forgery.
According to sources, the investigation has unveiled that officials from the Education Department were aware of these irregularities but decided not to take any action. The roles of these officials are now under scrutiny as part of the ongoing probe.