Forged marksheet may cost govt teacher 26 years’ salary

It was discovered that the teacher had submitted a fake Class 12 marksheet at the time of joining in 1997


After 26 years of teaching at a government school in Greater Noida’s Patrahi village, Joginder Kumar may now be required to return the salary he earned in the last two decades. Why? Because it has now been discovered that the Class 12 marksheet he had submitted at the time of taking up this job, way back in 1997, was fabricated!

The penalty he is being asked to pay up by the Education Department is quite heavy but so is his crime, as he has been unfairly enjoying the perks of a government job for 26 years when he wasn’t actually qualified for it. Investigations into his records began when somebody informed the Education Department how Kumar had managed to bag the job by wrong means. It was then found that Kumar had actually submitted fake documents in order to get the job.

It is reported that Kumar is now absconding.

Just few weeks back, the Delhi High Court had ruled that employees who submit fake or fabricated documents to their employers in order to get a job should not be shown any mercy, and should be dealt with strictly.

The ruling came while dealing with a plea by a woman who got a job at Bihar Bhawan post her husband’s death, on compassionate grounds. She was a Group IV employee.

About 14 years ago, when the woman was accused of getting drunk and creating disturbance in Bihar Bhawan, she was issued a show cause notice following which she was suspended. An investigation later revealed that she had submitted fake documents at the time of joining. While her documents showed that she had passed Class VIII, it was found that the certificate she had submitted to prove that was not genuine. This discovery led to her being terminated from employment.


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