SHILLONG, Oct 27: A candidate affected by the education scam of 2010 has written to the Prime Minister, rendra Modi, apprising him about the facts of the case.
In the letter to Modi, one zmul Hashan of Askikandi village, Phulabari in West Garo Hills district informed that the affected teachers have been pursuing the matter through various memorandums and communication with the state government.
“We some eligible, non-tainted, qualified candidates appealed in the High Court of Meghalaya vide case No. WP(C) No. 371 of 2013. Why is the Government not appointing us even the number of vacancies is huge,” Hashan said in his letter.
In the letter to the Prime Minister, Hashan also sought to know by whom the score sheet was tempered resulting in the eligible candidates to be deprived of their right.
He also said that at present some deprived eligible, qualified candidates are over aged thereby they are uble to apply to any government jobs in the state.
“The government is not giving ear what we say our fate is hanging in the balance. The Government has not been taking any hard and fast decisions,” he said.
Giving a background of the case, Hashan said that a SET (State Eligibility Test) was conduct in 2006-2007 in all educatiol Sub-Divisions of Meghalaya for the post of assistant teachers in Government Lower Primary Schools.
“I am one of the candidates who passed the SET under Dadenggre Sub-Division in the West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya. The Government started appointing the SET passed candidates in 2010 after the result was declared on January 14, 2008,” he said.
According to him after the appointment, the matter splashed out that there has been irregularities in the appointments of Government LP School teachers pointing to manipulation and corruption.
Hashan also said that this particular fact has been confirmed when Guwahati High Court ordered a CBI enquiry on October 21, 2011.
He also informed in the letter to Modi that the then Shillong bench of the Guwahati High Court directed the Principal Secretary of the Government of Meghalaya in the Education Department to constitute a High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC).
However, the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC) termited 246 tainted teachers on February 28, 2014 whose mes were mentioned in the report as tainted.
“But unfortutely some tainted teachers are still working in Government L.P Schools, they were also found tainted as per the CBI report,” Hashan alleged.