AAP government cleans up government school management

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has ordered the suspension of 5 government school principals on grounds of corruption. Charges varied from mismanagement to misappropriation of funds to illegal admissions.



In an important clean-up operation, on Sunday, the Delhi government ordered the termination of services of 5 government school principals for alleged financial irregularities.

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, also in charge of education, said the move was intended to reiterate that the AAP government has zero tolerance for corruption.

The government also ordered the termination of services of a former principal of Lajpat Nagar's Sarvodaya School who allegedly gave admissions in Class XI based on bogus marksheets. The principal, Mukesh Chand, failed to verify the marksheets even after irregularities were brought to his attention.

The third principal to be removed was Ashok Kumar of Government Boys' School, Railway Colony, Tughlaqbad for admitting students who failed the Class X boards to Class XI.


The remaining 2 cases involved misappropriation of funds of government schools in Hirankudna and Jangpura. Hariprasad Meena, principal of a co-ed school from Hirankudna, allegedly diverted money from the students' welfare fund.

The deputy CM tweeted that the government "has decided to remove principals of 5 schools from their jobs after finding evidence of financial irregularities in school-welfare fund, scholarship fund, salary and admission".

This isn’t the first time that the AAP government has come down heavily on school managements. During the short 49-day AAP government in 2014, the principal was suspended for mismanagement; an inquiry was commissioned and, in January 2016, it was decided that Singh be sacked.



Exit mobile version