New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A government school teacher from Uttar Pradesh was found simultaneously working in 25 schools in multiple districts of the state located far off from one another, which made up a remuneration worth Rs 1 crore.

The matter came to the fore after the department started creating the digital database of teachers, and while at it, the officials involved in the making of the database found that Anamika Shukla, originally employed full time in Raebareli's Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Uttar Pradesh was employed at 25 different schools across multiple districts in the state.

According to an India Today report, Anamika Shukla was registered as a teacher in districts such as Amethi, Ambedkarnagar, Raebareli, Prayagraj, Aligarh and few other districts in Uttar Pradesh's Poorvanchal zone.

While employed at 25 schools, Anamika, originally a native of Mainpuri district, managed to withdraw a salary of close to Rs 1 crore from the state education department over a period of thirteen months in total. The department has sent a notice but the teacher accused of fraudulently withdrawing this huge sum of salary has not responded back.

According to the records available in all these schools, Shukla was on the rolls of these schools for over a year, while managing to mark her presence all at the same time.

"The department has ordered a probe and strict action will be taken against the teacher if the allegations are true. The digital database is being created for transparency since our government has come to power. Action will be taken if there is any involvement of department officials. Hirings are also made in KGBV schools on a contractual basis. The department is ascertaining the facts about this teacher," Uttar Pradesh's Education minister Dr Satish Dwivedi was quoted as saying by India Today.

Kasturba Gandhi Bal Vidyalayas are residential schools for girls from weaker sections and teachers are appointed on contract by the state education department. They are paid approximately Rs 30,000 per month for their teaching services in residential schools.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma