Last updated: July 25, 2022, 11:18 AM IST
The Union’s education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, said on Sunday that he will write to the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, to ask for her opinion on alleged irregularities in the recruitment of teachers at state-sponsored and supported schools. He met a group of school job candidates protesting alleged malpractice in teacher appointments. “Claims of wrong earnings lists and other recruitment anomalies have been raised by the applicants. This is inappropriate in Bengal, the land of worshipers of the goddess Saraswati.
“I will write to the Prime Minister on behalf of the Center to ask for her opinion on the matter,” Pradhan told reporters here. The Enforcement Directorate had arrested high minister of state Partha Chatterjee on Saturday in connection with the alleged scam. ED personnel had raided several places across the state on July 22 as part of their investigation into the money trail involved.
According to sources, millions of rupees in cash along with other items were allegedly recovered from the home of a woman, who is apparently a close associate of Chatterjee, the industry minister who previously held the education portfolio.
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