Gov officer suspended for withholding retired teacher’s salary

On the issue related to retired teacher’s GPF and pension payments, the government suspended Suman Agrawal, Deputy Education Officer posted in Haridwar. Suman is stationed in Haridwar block of Haridwar. On Thursday evening, Education Secretary R Meenakshi Sundaram ordered this. Suman will be attached to the DEO-Basic Office of Haridwar in the suspension period. This is the first major disciplinary action of Sundaram after assuming the charge of the Education Secretary. Taking strict action on laxity in the payment of the retired teachers, he has issued stringent instructions.

Teacher Harpal Singh, who was employed in Junior High School, Bahadrabad retired in 2015. Singh was charged that his documents were not correct. On the non-payment of financial payments from the level of education department, Singh took refuge in the High Court. The High Court gave the verdict in the favor of Singh. In the year 2017, the then Additional Chief Secretary ordered the Education Department to pay Harpal’s pending payments. Director RK Kunwar also asked the officials of Haridwar to pay. But the sub-education officer did not pay.


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