Vigilance unearths corruption in education dept’s section handling aided schools, actions mooted

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala general education department will thoroughly investigate and take appropriate action regarding the files seized during raids by the state Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau. The initial findings of the vigilance team suggest that corruption has been prevalent within the education offices, particularly in relation to delayed appointments to reserved posts for differently-abled individuals, unauthorised post recognition, and other matters related to government-aided private schools.

According to government sources, upon receiving the vigilance report, the internal vigilance division of the education department will also initiate its own investigation and take necessary action.

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In addition to the 7,000 files recovered during the vigilance raid, it has come to light that 16,500 files were found pending at the Directorate of General Education. This revelation was made during a review conducted in the presence of minister V Sivankutty.

Following this seizure, the minister has proposed that these files, which have been pending for three years, should be resolved within one month. Files related to school buildings will be resolved within 15 days. It has been observed that numerous files have been pending for three years across 50 sections of the directorate.

Recently, the minister publicly acknowledged corruption within education department offices, followed by the vigilance raid. Among the files recovered during the raid, a significant one pertains to the alleged manipulation of recruitment processes for differently-abled individuals in aided schools, involving collusion between management and officers.

The corruption allegations include matters such as the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff in aided schools, validation of appointments, disbursement of grants for management purposes, creation of new positions, pay fixation, and PF loan sanctions, pension benefits, and allowing holidays. The B section of the District Education Offices, which handles files related to aided schools, has emerged as the epicentre of this scandal. It has been discovered that since 2018, appointments made by management in non-existent vacancies have been validated illicitly. Moreover, government-sanctioned post orders in aided schools were deliberately delayed due to non-payment of bribes. Delays were also observed in matters such as annual increments, DA, and arrears. Actions of the DEO, DEO's PA, and superintendent delayed sanction of files, highlighted the vigilance team.

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