LG Saxena orders inquiry into 'ghost' teachers scam in Delhi govt schools: Sources

Updated: Sep 22 2022 7:54PM

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena has ordered an internal inquiry into the alleged irregularities in engagement of guest teachers in Delhi government schools and embezzlement of funds through payment of salaries to “ghost” teachers, sources said on Thursday.

The LG Secretariat has asked the chief secretary to advise director (education) to immediately verify the engagement, physical attendance, and withdrawal of salaries of all guest teachers engaged by the city government in its schools, the sources in the LG office said, adding a status report has to be submitted within a month.

Reacting to the development, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government, in a statement, said, "We welcome any inquiry. If there is any wrongdoing, the guilty should be punished." The LG's move comes days after his nod for Anti-Corruption Branch probe against two serving and two retired vice principals for allegedly withdrawing salaries in the name of "ghost" teachers at a Delhi government school.