Patna: The district programme officer of Madhubani, Sanjay Kumar, who was in-charge of the post of district education officer, has been put under suspension, education minister Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma informed the Legislative Council on Wednesday.
The minister shared the information in response to a call attention motion of MLC Dilip Choudhary in which he had mentioned that Rs 13.34 crore, which had been released by the education department to clear the pending salary of Sanskrit school teachers, had been deposited by the officer in a private bank and the money was not transferred to the accounts of the teachers.
The funds had been released by the department after the aggrieved teachers had moved Patna High Court seeking payment of their pending salaries.
The education minister accepted the point raised by the council member and then informed the House about the action taken in the case.
Verma said the money had now been transferred to a nationalised bank and it would be transferred to the accounts of teachers soon after completion of formalities.
Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi too spoke on the issue and informed the House that some of the aggrieved teachers had met him as well but now the issue has been resolved.
A source in the Madhubani district administration said several complaints had been received against the officer concerned and it had also come to light that he was demanding bribe from the teachers in lieu of clearing their salary.
Courtesy: The Telegraph