Instructions have been given to complete the examination of the documents of the teachers in three weeks and submit the report to the court.



The Nainital High Court on Monday heard a public interest litigation filed in the case of about three and a half thousand teachers who got appointment from fake documents in primary and upper primary schools.

The court has directed the state government to complete the investigation of the documents of all teachers of the state in three weeks and submit the report to the court. In the previous hearing, the court had asked to submit affidavits after examining the documents of all teachers at the district, block and tehsil levels.
By presenting an affidavit on behalf of the state government, it was said that it will take one and a half years to get all the teachers’ documents examined. After which the court has directed to conduct an inquiry within three weeks. A date for November 2 has been fixed for the next hearing.
The case was heard before a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Ravi Kumar Malimath and Justice RC Khulbe. In the case, the Student Welfare Society Haldwani had filed a petition saying that about three and a half thousand teachers in primary and upper primary schools of the state have been appointed on the basis of fake documents.

In the SIT investigation of some of these teachers, the names of Khachedu Singh, Rishipal, Jaipal were revealed, but due to the connivance of departmental officers, they were given a clean chit and they are still working.

The institution had demanded an investigation by the SIT in this case. Earlier, the state government had submitted an affidavit and said that SIT investigation is going on in this case. So far 84 teachers have come forward who have found appointment on the basis of fake documents. Departmental proceedings are underway on them.

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