Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today said the State government was keen on rooting out corruption in the Education department by taking stringent measures against those were involved in irregularities.
Speaking in the Legislative Council here on Friday, Srihari said corruption will go as they have already taken effective steps against 10 officials for irregularities in 16 Madarasas besides recovering embezzled money. An inquiry in this regard was on and the government will take stern action against those who bring bad name to the government on getting a report, Srihari warned.
Replying to a question by P Sudhakar Reddy (Congress), he informed Council that out of 511 Madrasas supported by SSA, irregularities were detected in 16 Madrasas of Hyderabad during 2014-15. After a preliminary inquiry, 5 deputy inspectors of schools, 2 superintendents, 2 senior assistants and 1 school assistant were suspended for fake enrolment of students and payment of honorarium to vidya volunteers who were not engaged. The inquiry was under progress.
Referring to the allegations on Hyderabad district education officer, the Deputy CM said an inquiry was on. The Education minister also said they are pondering on hiking salaries of contract lecturers in the State.