Education Dept seeks answers from arrested employees in Teaching Fellows Scam
Gurdaspur, May 28, 2023: Five education department employees have been arrested by Vigilance Bureau Punjab in the teaching fellows scam, out of which 3 employees belong to district Gurdaspur.
One of these employees, Dharmapal Das, has retired while the other two are still working in the department.
After being arrested by the Vigilance Bureau, Narendra Sharma Junior Assistant Office District Education Officer Elementary Gurdaspur has been suspended and has been asked to report at Sangrur headquarter while Mitra Basu Senior Assistant has been asked to report at Mansa headquarter.
Now, the education department of Punjab has also sought answers from these arrested employees.
The Director of School Education Punjab has issued a charge list to these two clerks and has asked them to respond in writing to the allegations leveled against them within 21 days.
"It is also written in the letter that if they do not give any reply within the specified time, it will mean that they don't want to say anything to prove themselves innocent, and further departmental action will be initiated against them," informed the official.
On the other hand, information has been received from sources that the Vigilance Bureau may make a new disclosure related to the case on May 29.