School Teacher in UP who earned over Rs 1 Crore by working in 25 schools Arrested


A school teacher in UP was arrested when authorities found that she had earned over Rs 1 Crore by working in 25 schools.

The school teacher named Anamika Shukla was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday. The teacher who allegedly worked in 25 schools for months and withdrew over Rs 1 crore in salaries for more than a year till last February.

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Kotwali SHO Ripudaman Singh said police are questioning the accused who is a native of Mainpuri.

School Teacher in UP who earned over Rs 1 Crore by working in 25 schools Arrested

Shukla had sent her resignation letter to the Kasganj Basic Education Officer through a friend who was detained at the office. Later, the officer sent staff who caught the teacher on a road and handed her over to Soro police station.

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Anamika Shukla was working as a full-time science teacher at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Faridpur in Kasganj and simultaneously at many schools in Ambedkar Nagar, Baghpat, Aligarh, Saharanpur and Prayagraj districts etc.

The matter came to light when a database of teachers was being created on Manav Sampada portal that required details like teachers’ personal records, date of joining, and promotion.

The authorities were in for a shock when the records were uploaded and found that Shukla’s personal details were allegedly found listed at 25 schools.

Basic Education Officer Anjali Aggarwal, who had stopped withdrawal of salary by Shukla on Friday and issued her a notice, said an inquiry had been initiated against the teacher on charge of using someone else’s record.

The Additional Director (Basic Education) in Aligarh is probing the charges against the accused teacher.

On Friday, Director General of School Education, Vijay Kiran Anand, had confirmed that a probe was under way to ascertain the facts in the case.

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