1,400 Primary teachers possessing fake degrees resign from job

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Patna: 1400 primary teachers have resigned in Bihar fearing government action over the possession of fake degrees, according to a senior officer of the Education department.

More such teachers are expected to resign in the coming days after Patna High court issued an order asking the teachers possessing fake degrees to quit their jobs in order to save themselves from government action.

Principal Secretary of Education Department told PTI that Altogether 1400 teachers have resigned from service. More resignations are expected as we have fixed a deadline of July 8 for it. The final figure of those who resigned will be known only after it.”

Mahajan also added that stringent action will be taken against the teachers who possess fake degrees if they fail to resign within the stipulated period. FIRs will be lodged against them, their services will be terminated and the government will move for recovery of salary and other benefits given to them.

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