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UP teacher held for working in 25 schools, taking ₹1 crore salary

Jun 06, 2020 21:31 IST

A school teacher in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for fraud of a rather unique kind. Anamika Shukla, a teacher who allegedly worked in 25 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, collected Rs 1 crore in salaries over a period of 13 months, has been arrested by police in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district. Anamika, a full time science teacher posted at the KGBV in Baghpat district was found working simultaneously in 25 districts after the basic education department started creating a digital database of teachers. The police immediately took her to the local police station and her interrogation is underway. The entire process of attendance and verification of teachers has been made digital for the sake of transparency, an official said.

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