Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Kathua rape victim accused of rape by JNU student | Under construction shop collapses: | FAM tour for Kashmir tourism nothing for Jammu! | BJP ditched Ladakh, Ladakh decimated it | Governor pulls up Govt Deptts over violation of transfer policy | Independents close to Singh win vital seats | NC, PDP left speechless; national parties strengthen foothold in Valley | BJP neglects own legislator's constituency while in power | CJ inaugurates training programme for POs, Medicos | Congress wins MC Banihal, BJP MC Batote ; MC Ramban witnesses hung mandate | Film 'Gulabgatha' set to be released on Oct 21 | Academic session coming to close, 1856 students of 120 Govt Schools still without uniforms | LWWS stages nukkad play | ZEO Arnas attaches 2 influential teachers in HS Kanthi | PCCF office denies info on axing of Forests | BLSKS concludes Navratra Festival | Top industry experts call on Advisor Ganai | Commercial Taxes Deptt, Jammu tightens noose against Non-Filers of GST Returns | Jodhamal Skaters Excel In Cbse Cluster Games | BJP wins 34, Congress 19 in District Kathua ULB Poll | BJP, Congress share honours in Rajouri MCs | Prof Ashok Aima, IG Jammu flag of Coaches for USA Supported Leadership Through Sports Prorgamme | Incidents of PDD linemen dying of electric shock on rise | Rising Star Gunners organises medical cum veterinary camp at Nilcha | Saurabh Bhagat reviews functioning of JKBOCW Welfare Board | 51st Annual General Meeting of IEI held | 7th Annual Conference of JK Chapter of ASI enters 2nd day | Members of Rehri, Khokha union pay tribute to Amritsar tragedy victims | Students of JNV Kotranka stage protest against school management | JYF demands CBI probe in fraud and nepotism-favoritism in CUJ | Govt designates Sethi as Nodal Officer for uploading legislations | JK Randonneurs welcome Dare Devil Riders | People of Poonch demand separate ARTO | Commandant 16th Bn congratulated promoted cops | Div Com reviews status of land acquisition cases of NHAI | JJA: HC asks Govt to 'apply mind' on suggestions by Justice Masoodi | MV School releases various edition of newsletter | MAM beats SPMR in football final | DPS Jammu wins gold in district martial arts championship | Counting staff takes eight hours to count few thousand votes polled during civic polls in Sgr | Thin line divides separatists, mainstream in Kashmir | BJP fails to convince voters in Leh, failure to fulfill poll promises gave setback to party | Shiksha Niketan School celebrates Dusshera | Cong wins 20 of 25 wards of Anantnag MC | DC Reasi denies Docs Association's allegations | BJP wins Jammu civic body polls as main political rivals stay away | Nagrota attack: NIA arrests key accused in 2016 Army base offensive | CUJ to organise workshop on "Leadership through Sports Program" | FMPHW's dhara enters 55th day | Advocate General, Law Secretary review ongoing work at AG office | 3700 bottles of banned drugs seized, two interstate narco smugglers arrested | J&K boys bag 3 Podiums in 20th Addition of Raid De Himalaya | JIAR students visit Sheetli Water Purification Plant at Nagrota | Dogra College organizes induction ceremony | Triple Talaq, Section 497, Sabrimala & Indian Women! | JKSA condemns harassing of students | Assessment, Refinement and Dissemination of Crops Production Technologies | JKAC to celebrate accession day | Massive landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway | 7th annual conference enters second day | Power of intentional networking | Husband gets lifer for killing wife | SVO challans Revenue officials | Govt constitutes SLSC, SLEC for implementation of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan | Power shut down | Drug peddler arrested with poppy straw | Exhibition-cum-sale at NIFD inaugurated | Parent orientation programme organized | AP of MIER college completes fellowship | Kashir Kalakar season 3 held | GGHSS celebrates iodine control programme | Back Issues  
news details
Multi crore scam surfaces in Education Department
Sale of Govt books in open market
4/18/2018 11:15:47 PM
Early Times Report
Rajouri, Apr 18: A scam involving crores of rupees involving sale of government books in the open market has surfaced in the education department in Rajouri district.
During preliminary departmental inquiry conducted on Tuesday by the Chief Education Officer, the probe teams seized government books ( for 6th, 7th & 8th standard) from the students in the private institutions and a book shop situated at village Saj.
The shop was also sealed in presence of Tehsildar and according to CEO office order the private institutions involved ( where the books were seized from the students) have been identified as HSS Engilsh Medium at Bawli, HSS school at Ratil, Public school at Saj; Iqra Model High School, Elite HSS , Saj; MET , HSS at Thanamandi; Yasin English Public School, MIE at Planager and Little Angel HSS ,Rajdhani.
Ch Lal Hussain, CEO on the complaints by the people had constituted two teams, headed by Abdul Qayoom Nadvi, Principal and Rajesh Kumar Gupta, senior Lecturer to investigate the complaints in Thanamandi Education Zone.
"Team members found government books, supplied by the Education department for free distribution among the students of government schools, in possession of students in private schools and from a book shop at Saj which was later sealed.
"After going through the reports submitted by the inquiry teams, CEO vide his office letter dated 17/4/2018 informed the DDC and Director School Education about the nexus and also moved an application at Thanamandi police station to lodge FIR in this matter.
"On the written complaint of the CEO, police have lodged a case under section 109 and 409 RPC against the book seller and others and investigation has been started.
Meanwhile, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhry, DDC has also directed all the ADCs, SDMs and Tehsildars to carry out inspections in their respective areas in this connection.
"More than 25 schools have been caught so far for selling such books. Samples have also been lifted from several private schools. Major scam has been deducted by the district administration" said DDC.
Rupees worth crores have been spent by the J&K Board of School Education on printing of these books for free distribution among the students of government schools. These books were to be distributed through concerned ZEOs as per their official recorded ennoblement. A big nexus between book sellers and government officials can't be ruled out. "
Another senior education officer said, "Whether the nexus was between the officials of ZEO office or with the officials at Directorate level, is a matter of detailed investigation because from current session ZEOs were authorised to collect the books from Directorate office".
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center