The staffs of Punjab University are being investigated by the Punjab police for their alleged role in Basic Training (JBT) and Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) exams recruitment scam. The exams were conducted in 2015 by the UT administration. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of UT police will soon question some of the university’s employees. Out of the total of twenty two people who got the leaked question papers, seventeen are being investigated, while five others are absconding, say UT police. The main accused of the scam is Bijender Nain, a resident of Sonipat in Haryana. Read more on scams
He was arrested by the SIT after his involvement in the scam was revealed by two other accused, Dinesh Kumar Yadav and Pardeep Lochav. Bijender Nain also told the police that he used to charge Rs. 7 lakhs for the post of JBT teacher and Rs. 10 lakhs for the post of TGT teacher. Ravi Kumar, SP (Operations) said that during the course of investigation, the accused (Nain) told him that he, with the help of his accomplices took the candidates to Lucknow, where there is an examination center, in a bus belonging to a private travel agency. The SP added that their team is already present in Lucknow and that they are investigating further as to where the candidates were kept by the accused. Seventeen candidates, who purchased the leaked question papers from the accused, got the jobs, while five others are absconding. The police suspect that some staff at Punjab University may have also been involved in the scam. The SP also said that the leaked question papers were printed at a printing press in New Delhi and that the police are getting the details of the owners of the press.
Punjab University is one of the prestigious universities in India and it is shameful to know that some of their staff were involved in the recruitment scam for the post of Basic Training (JBT) and Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT). The staff of a university, define the quality of the university and thereby its reputation. The recruitment process for the recruitment of staff of a university has to be transparent and of high quality to ensure that only the best people get selected as staff of the university. If there is corruption in this process, undeserving people could get selected as staff of the university and they would surely degrade the quality of the university and produce unemployable graduates. That situation will surely be a disaster to India and must be nipped in its bud – stage to ensure that the universities in India retain their quality, global reputation and ranking. Read more on Startup News
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