Teacher sacked after 13 years over fake appointment order
Post by Aatif Qayoom on Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Srinagar, Jan 24 : The School Education Department of Kashmir on Tuesday terminated a school teacher who managed to enter the department by providing a fake appointment order.
In a letter dated November 20, 2022, the chief education officer in Srinagar reported that the service book of an "imposter" working as a teacher in a government school revealed an entry to the effect that he had been appointed as a teacher in 2009 under the RBA category after being selected by the JK Service Selection Board.
"In order to ascertain the genuineness of his appointment order, the original order issued by DSEK on December 12, 2009 for the appointment service selection board was verified, and it was found that his name does not figure anywhere in the original appointment order nor the original select list of JKSSB," the order reads.
It says the delinquent "teacher" was placed under suspension and attached to DSEK, and he had failed to report to the directorate in compliance with the IBID order.
The matter was investigated by the Joint Director (Central), who conducted an extensive investigation and reported that the appointment order shown to have been issued in favour of some other two teachers is fake and forged, and that the fraudster managed his entry into the department by producing a fake appointment order.
"He therefore has deceived the authorities while drawing illegal wages from the government exchequer."
"The delinquent teacher" responded to the show cause notice and submitted a reply on January 10, 2023, via speed post, which was thoroughly examined and found it devoid of merit for reconsideration, according to the letter.
It reads, "The appointment order purportedly issued in favour of the "fraudster," not issued by DSEK, is treated to be null and void and non-est in the eyes of the law."
"Consequently, any benefit derived out of the said fake order shall be immediately recovered and criminal proceedings shall be initiated against the said person," it reads.