Pune: Former teacher alleges illegal appointments of teachers in Abasaheb Garware College
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Pune: Former teacher alleges illegal appointments of teachers in Abasaheb Garware College

According to the complainant, despite a ban on teachers' appointments in the state since 2012, some members of the Abasaheb Garware College in Pune appointed teachers based on forged documents

Pune: A former teacher at Abasaheb Garware College has alleged that 17 teachers at college run by Maharashtra Education Society (MES) were employed illegally on a grantable basis from 2014 to 2019 when appointments were suspended by the state government in 2012.

The former teacher Meher Nandan Nirgundikar stated the probe would bring out fraud in teachers’ appointments by the institute. A magisterial court will hear the complaint on February 25.

Despite a ban on teacher appointments in the state since 2012, some members of the college appointed teachers based on forged documents in the conspiracy, according to the complainant.

Nirgundikar in her complaint has named 36 people, including education officers including Deputy Director of Education Meenakshi Raut, Principal of Abasaheb Garware Colleg, PB Buchade, Vice-Principal, Mohini Kulkarni, Govind Kulkarni, Sudhir Gade, Dr Bharat Vankhate, Kisan Sable and more. According to the complainant, the educational institutions made appointments at their level before 2012. Due to misconducts in the education field, the state banned teachers’ appointments in Maharashtra from May 2012.

However, the MES then gave back dated appointments as Shikshan Sevak. In the next three years of selections, these teachers were made permanent here, as per the complainant.

Dr PB Buchade, Principal of Abasaheb Garware College, refuted all the allegations and termed it ‘baseless’ and ‘false’. He said, “Meher Nirgundikar has made false allegations against the institute. She had filed an appeal against the institute before the school tribunal. However, the tribunal rejected the appeal, thus in an act of revenge, Nirgundikar has filed the complaint. The institute does not want to make further disclosures via media as the case is justiciable. The institute will take appropriate action regarding the allegations.”

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