A teacher employed in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Uttar Pradesh under the state basic education department worked simultaneously in 25 schools earning around Rs 1 crore as salaries for over a year. The matter came to light after the department started creating database of teachers. A probe has been ordered against the teacher.
According to the basic education department, digital database of the teachers is now being created and during this process, it was found that the same teacher was employed at 25 different schools across districts in Uttar Pradesh.
Anamika Shukla, a full-time teacher working in KGBV, was found employed at 25 schools, simultaneously. She was registered as a teacher in districts such as Amethi, Ambedkarnagar, Raebareli, Prayagraj, Aligarh, and others.
Despite a digital database in place, she managed to withdraw a salary of around Rs 1 crore from the department fraudulently for over 13 months till February 2020.
Anamika Shukla is a native of Mainpuri district as per the records available with the department. The department has also sent a notice to the accused teacher, but there has not been any response from her.
Her salary has been withheld with immediate effect while the education department is trying to find out if the same bank account was used for the salary transfers from different schools.
UP’s basic education minister Dr Satish Dwivedi said, “The department has ordered a probe and strict action will be taken against the teacher if the allegations are true. The digital database is being created for transparency since our government has come to power. Action will be taken if there is any involvement of department officials. Hirings are also made in KGBV schools on contractual basis. The department is ascertaining the facts about this teacher”.