Teacher earned Rs 1 crore by working in 25 schools? UP government says ‘nothing confirmed so far’
A government school teacher in Uttar Pradesh was, reportedly, simultaneously employed in 25 different schools across districts. In over a year, she has allegedly managed to draw Rs 1 crore as salary.
A piece of information went viral on social media earlier, stating that a teacher employed in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Uttar Pradesh worked in 25 schools simultaneously and earned over Rs 1 crore as salary in 13 months in Uttar Pradesh. Regarding this, the state government on Friday said a probe is on and "nothing has been confirmed so far".
"Acting on media reports, additional director, Basic Education was ordered to probe the matter. Nothing has been confirmed so far. The name of a teacher has come to light. She is absconding now. It is being said that Rs 1 crore was paid as salary. This is not at all true. No such thing has been confirmed," director general, School Education, Vijay Kiran Anand said.
"A probe is on and if allegations are true, an FIR will be lodged. The transfer of money (salary) in her bank account has also not been done. Divisional officers are investigating the matter. Strict action will be taken if any teacher is found to be working as a proxy teacher in other schools," the officer said.
According to complaints, a woman teacher who is native of Mainpur worked in over 25 schools and drew a salary of over Rs 1 crore.
There are allegations that she worked as a science teacher in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Ambedkar Nagar, Baghpat, Aligarh, Saharanpur, Prayagraj and other places.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) teachers are appointed on contract and get Rs 30,000 a month as pay.