“As many as 2,494 teachers in UP recruited using fake documents”: STF

News Desk: As many as 2,494 “teachers” recruited using fake documents have been identified in Uttar Pradesh in the past three years in a probe conducted by the state primary education department and the Special Task Force (STF). A senior official in the STF claimed this could just be the tip of the iceberg and the number of such fake teachers could run to tens of thousands if the probe is conducted thoroughly across the state. The UP state administration had ordered a full-fledged probe.

Since then, teachers found to be working in the education department have been identified and actions including registration of First Information Reports (FIRs), termination of service, and recovery of salary money is underway. As per official data, 2,347 FIRs have been registered during the probe and 2,461 teachers found fake have been terminated.