Pradeep Pattanayak

The Directorate of Elementary Education in Odisha has directed the block education officers (BEOs) and the district education officers (DEOs) to submit reports on the fake teachers within two days.

“The BEOs and the DEOs will submit their reports in a day or two. Action will be taken against the fake teachers on the basis of the reports," Elementary Education Director Jyoti Ranjan Mishra said. 

Mishra said a total of 300 teachers who submitted fake caste certificates, birth certificates and educational qualification certificates have been identified and FIRs against them have also been registered. 

Meanwhile, an SOP has been issued to nab the fake teachers. There are fake teachers in Bolangir district as well as other districts. When it comes to out-of-State certificates, comparatively more time is required, he said. 

Notably, a few days ago, School and Mass Education Department Minister Samir Dash had said that the State education department didn’t need to go to other States to probe fake certificate allegations. 

Dash had said so in the backdrop of a five-member team of the Crime Branch preparing to go to other States to probe into Bolangir fake certificate racket.

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