Man who failed exam twice, got govt teacher job on fake certificates

A man, who twice failed in the higher secondary examination, secured a teaching job with the Jammu and Kashmir government’s education department after producing fake certificates, investigations have revealed.

The directorate of school education has issued a show-cause notice to Manzoor Ahmad Dar, a primary school teacher in central Ganderbal district, after investigations revealed that he had forged the higher secondary school certificates to get the job.

The investigations were set up against Dar, a teacher at primary school Dardbasti, after complaints were made to the school education department and the government’s Crime Branch.

Dar was appointed as a voluntary teacher— Rehbar-e-Taleem in 2004 and subsequently his services were regularized in 2010 after he produced a certificate that showed he had secured 312 marks in the higher secondary exams.

The investigators said that two complaints challenging his recruitment were received in March and April, this year, leading them to probe the matter. “We forwarded the complaints to the government higher secondary school in Kangan for probe,” they said.

The investigators said that the principal of the school— wherefrom Dar claimed to have passed his higher secondary school examination— has submitted a report whereby it has been ‘proven beyond doubt’ that the accused teacher never passed the exam.

The investigation reveled that on two attempts in 2000 and 2003, Dar didn’t clear a single subject. “He has provided a marks certificate from the 2002 exam session under roll number 901435, but the roll number is of Rubeena Bano who had failed in English,” they added.

The accused teacher has been asked to file a response within seven days failing which the government would cancel his appointment and launch criminal proceedings against him.