Odisha Govt Directs Officials to Verify Teachers’ Certificates for Transparency

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has directed the officials to verify the teachers’ certificates as part of transparency in the recruitment and promotion process.
The direction in the wake of allegations of fake certification submission during teachers’ appointment, reports said.

The School & Mass Education (S&ME) Department wrote a letter to the Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) director, all the District Education Officers (DEOs) and Block Education Officers (BEOs) asking them to identify the teachers, who have been appointed on the basis of fake educational and academic certificates during recruitment of Sikshya Sahayaks and designated as junior teachers (contractual).

The District Project Co-ordinators (DPCs) and DEOs have been urged to complete the verification of certificates by September 30.
The report will be submitted to the S&ME department on October 15.
The department said that strict action will be taken against the fake teachers to uphold the transparency in teachers’ recruitment process.

Besides, a special drive will be conducted by all the DPCs and BEOs for verification of academic and training certificates of the institutions, boards and universities offering the teachers’ training courses outside Odisha except KVS, NVS, IGNOU and RIE, sources said.

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