The Dhubri district administration on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the allegations of irregularities in schools of the district after arrest of three teachers including the headmaster and one proxy teacher engaged in a school of Dhubri district.
Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Ananta Lal Gyani said that a case has already been lodged at South Salmara Police Station against the trio teachers bearing case no 69/2018 U/S 420 (cheating)/406/409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant)/34 of IPC.
As per government rules, the TET teacher, who engaged the proxy teacher on his behalf and the head teacher of 1480 Katiar LP School, have now been suspended from their services after 48 hours of their arrest.
Meanwhile, the district administration on Tuesday directed the concerned officer of the Education Department to conduct a field inquiry, particularly in the schools located in different char areas and bordering areas of the district and asked him to submit a detailed report including the proxy teachers, if any, within three days, as informed by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education), Dhubri, SA Ahmed.
“I have also directed the South Salamara’s Block Elementary Education Officer (BEEO) to provide additional teachers from other nearby schools to 1480 Katiar LP School so that the educational atmospheres is not hampered after the arrest of three teachers of the school,” Ahmed added.
Ananta Lal Gyani, Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri told this correspondent that he has instructed all respective BEEOs, DEEO and Inspector of Schools of Dhubri district to conduct a cross-check to each and every school within their jurisdiction and take necessary action if any irregularity is found in schools, otherwise, the district administration will be compelled to take action against the officials, who are found failure in discharging duty.
The Border Security Force has also been directed to provide all necessary assistance like boat and security to the officials of the Education Department during their school visit in order to prevent any untoward incident, Gyani added.
Notably, the Dhubri Police on Monday arrested three teachers, including headmaster Noor Mohammad, assistant (TET) teacher Ayubuddin Ali and proxy teacher Mofizul Hoque of 1480 Katiar Alga Lower Primary School under Chalakura Gaon Panchayat along the Indo-Bangladesh border after it came to light that Ali was paying a lump sum amount to Mohammad to remain absent from duty. Hoque, a local youth, was hired as a proxy teacher for Ali with Rs 5,000 as a monthly salary.