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School Edn director suspended
Published on 28 Mar. 2010 1:15 AM IST
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Minister for school education, Nyeiwang Konyak on Saturday said that the school education director Neipusilie Angami has been put under suspension with effect from March 25. Nyeiwang informed this in the state assembly after Congress MLAs T. Sentichuba, Kheto, Joshua Sumi, I. Imkong and Tokheho in their supplementary wanted to know from the government what action has been taken against the erring officers who figured in committee report, after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed on bogus teachers scam submitted its report to the state government.
The Congress legislators revealed that the SIT had submitted report and that the committee report has recommended immediate suspension of four government officials till investigation was completed. They wanted to know why only the director school education was suspended and what happened to three other officials named in the committee report.
Intervening in the matter, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said “suspension is not a punishment” and added that “until charge-sheet he can’t be punished.” Rio informed that the other three officials have been transferred out of school education department and that they cannot tamper or manipulate the investigation process.
He said that the cabinet decided to constitute a committee to re-check within one month time, where the DCs and VEC members would identify at the district level and opportunity given to those who figured in the lists. He asked the opposition members to have patience and wait for one month.
Earlier, the education minister in his written reply said that the SIT (Vigilance) has submitted its report on February 26, 2010. He said that the SIT (Vigilance) was in the process of submitting charges against the accused officer in the court of law.
Later, the leader of opposition Tokheho suggested the government to set-up a High Powered Committee (HPC) to look into the issue.

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