Staff Reporter

Education Department to withhold appointment orders

SALEM: The Education Department has decided to withhold the issue of appointment orders to 62 candidates selected for the post of secondary grade teacher following allegations that the address proof submitted by them is bogus. The decision was taken following a demonstration staged by a group of persons who are natives of Salem and have registered with the District Employment Office (DEO) for the same post.

The agitators claimed that many candidates, who were natives of other districts, reportedly got a migration certificate showing a bogus address in Salem and registered with the Salem DEO.

This had affected the seniority of the candidates who are natives of Salem.

In the recent recruitment of candidates to fill up 270 secondary grade teacher posts in the district, the department found 195 candidates eligible.

Of them, 62 persons were natives of other districts and registered in Salem DEO with a migration certificate.

Demonstration

The agitators demonstrated when the education officials started handing over the appointment orders to the selected candidates, demanding an inquiry to determine the genuineness of the address proof submitted by the migrated candidates.

They gheroed Chief Educational Officer Sethurama Varma. Following this, education officials ordered the officials to withhold the issue of appointment orders to 62 candidates.

Verification

The orders would be distributed only after the verification of the address proof submitted by these candidates, officials said.

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