KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court fired West BengalEductional Minister Paresh Chandra Adhikari’s daughter Ankita Adhikari from her job at a government-aided school and asked her to return the salary she had drawn as a teacher.
While hearing a petition filed by a candidate who claimed the minister’s daughter had been preferred over her despite having secured lower marks in the recruitment test, Justice Avijit Gangopadhyay ordered Ankita to deposit the salary paid to her since November 2018 in two installments. Court also ordered to deposit the first installment before June 7.
The petitioner named Babita Sarkar was on number 20 on the waiting list for political science. The accused was charged under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (cheating and dishonesty) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) and sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act by the CBI on Thursday.
It is alleged that the merit list for assistant teachers of political science, prepared based on an exam for which an advertisement was published in 2016 by the School Education Department, was altered to accommodate Adhikari’s daughter, depriving eligible candidates of the teacher jobs.
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