TURA, July 1 - Three teachers from Phulbari in West Garo Hills, whose names featured in the tainted list of teachers in Meghalaya Education department scam, were given contractual teaching jobs in schools in the district.
The three teachers have been identified as Sayad Hassan of Borshibandha Government LP School, Azibor Rahman of Belbari Government LP School and Raj Kishor Pandey of Government LP School of Kaimbatapara. All the three teachers� names have appeared in the CBI list of tainted teachers.
The matter came to light after Director of School Education and Literacy (DSEL), Ambrose Marak sent a notice on May 21 to SDSEO, Dadenggre (under which the schools fall) seeking an explanation for their appointment and directing cancellation of their jobs. The notice also asked as to why action should not be initiated against the SDSEO for the indiscretion.
According to Education department sources, the three were recruited in 2011-12 with the present SDSEO having no hand in the process of recruitment. However, their jobs were terminated with immediate effect after the receipt of the notice from DSEL.
�The Directorate examined the complaint petition and verified from the CBI report and found their names on the tainted list. You are therefore directed to immediately cancel their appointment and terminate the above mentioned teachers,� said the direction by DSEL. When contacted, DSEL, Ambrose Marak, confirmed the termination of services of the tainted teachers.
Meanwhile, the appointment of the three tainted teachers, through the circumvention of the law, has been criticed by various circles. �They have been on the job for close to six-seven years now by cheating and through the help of politicians. Legal action has to be initiated against them. The State should also ask them to repay the money they earned as salaries,� said a resident of Phulbari.