SHILLONG, Oct 28 - Prime Minister�s Office (PMO) has directed Meghalaya Chief Secretary PBO Warjri to take appropriate action in the Education scam in which Urban Affairs Minister Amapreen Lyngdoh is allegedly involved in tampering score sheets of candidates.
In a letter addressed to Warjri, the PMO said �action as appropriate be taken�, after a candidate who cleared the examination petitioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The petitioner, Nazmul Hasan from Bhaitbari, West Garo Hills, sought the intervention of the Prime Minister as an affected person since his appointment was kept in abeyance due to the scam and ongoing investigation.
He said in his petition that in 2006 the examination for appointment in lower primary schools as teachers were conducted and in 2010 the Government started making appointments.
However, since there were irregularities and the CBI after its investigation stated in its reports that senior officials and Lyngdoh, then Education Minister, tampered with score sheets, the State Government cancelled appointments of 246 �tainted� candidates. The Government instituted a committee, after praying to the High Court, to further probe into the matter. The investigation is still on.
Hasan said various communications have been made to the State Government and he has also approached the High Court. �By whom the score sheets were tampered resulting in the eligible candidates being deprived of their rights?� Hasan asked in his petition.
He further added that due to corruption of some, eligible candidates were being deprived of their rights. Moreover, some of the tainted teachers whose appointments were cancelled were still working as teachers, he claimed.
Hasan said eleven such eligible candidates have appealed to the Supreme Court, but the matter was still pending. He urged the Prime Minister to look into the matter.