Teacher convicted in misappropriation case in Koraput

Bhubaneswar: The Special Judge, Vigilance, at Jeypore in Koraput district on Saturday sentenced a school teacher to three years imprisonment and imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 on him in a case of misappropriation.

The special vigilance court was hearing a case against Netrananda Majhi, the headmaster of Sanabheja New Primary School in Nabarangpur district.

During the year 2008-09, the Collector-cum-Chairman, DPEP, SSA, Nabarangpur had approved a project for construction of a new building in Sanabheja Primary UP School at a cost of Rs 4,80,000 under Sarbasikhya Abhijana.

Accordingly, a sum of Rs 3,60,000 has been released in favour of the Headmaster and the amount was credited in the joint account of village education committee (VEC) president and Headmaster of Sanabheja Primary School.

From time to time, the headmaster withdrew money from the bank and the total withdrawal came to Rs 3,60,000 for the purpose of construction of school building.

However, the building was constructed only up to lintel level which had cost Rs 2,14,748 only and so Rs 1,45,252 has been misappropriated, vigilance officials said.