Lucknow: The prevalence of job seekers resorting to submitting counterfeit certificates is on the rise, and a recent case in Uttar Pradesh sheds light on this concerning trend. Astonishingly, 85 teachers in Deoria district have been exposed for securing teaching positions through fraudulent certificates.
Prompted by this discovery, the Primary Education Department and the Special Task Force (STF) collaborated on an investigation, leading to the termination of employment for all 85 teachers involved. Criminal cases have been initiated against them, and the repercussions of their actions have become a subject of legal scrutiny. The joint inquiry revealed that these individuals had manipulated the system by presenting fake certificates, drawing salaries totaling over Rs 25 crores from the state exchequer.
After a meticulous examination, legal action has been taken against the identified fake teachers. However, there remains a looming threat for several others who are currently under suspicion. These unscrupulous individuals, who managed to secure employment with counterfeit credentials at various intervals since 1999, now face the consequences of their deceit.
In response to these revelations, Primary Education Officer Shalini Srivastava affirmed that FIRs have been filed against all implicated teachers. Legal efforts are underway to reclaim the ill-gotten Rs 25 crores from these individuals. Srivastava emphasized that the certificates presented by these teachers were unequivocally forged, and a comprehensive crackdown is imminent against those who have exploited the system through the use of duplicate certificates.