JBT-TGT teacher recruitment scam 2015 ,one of the biggest scams in the history of Punjab had made to the headlines again. The main accused in this scam confesses to police that the question paper was leaked and sold to students three days before the exam. Each student purchased the paper for 7 lakh rupees approximately. The further details of the scam are given below.
Junior Basic Training(JBT) and Teacher Graduate Test is the of the teacher Training programme known as JBT-TGT. This exam is conducted by the Punjab state. The students qualified in this training programme will be employed in primary education Government schools in Chandigarh.
The UT administration’s recruitment conducted JBT- TGT examination in January-February 2015 for 1,150 posts.More than 45,000 candidates appeared for the tests. Out of those selected, almost a thousand teachers joined Chandigarh schools in July 2015.
However, the results came up like a shocker. Majority of the students were qualified in this exam.Later, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau(VB) founded that the question paper got leaked by the Delhi-based printing press.
On July 19th 2016, an FIR has been lodged regarding the leak of question papers by Chandigarh police in connection with the Punjab Vigilance wing. The main accused Sanjay Kumar Srivastva alias Mithilesh Pandey is arrested at Patna earlier in 2016. His name is revealed by one of the conduits Bijender Nain who has been already arrested by the UT police.Nain got 25 willing candidates from two coaching centres in Sonipat and the deal was struck at `7 lakh per’ candidate.
On 8th July 2017, Mithilesh along with one of his associates Shiv Bahadur were brought to Chandigarh on production warrants. They were reminded in police custody for four day.Special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by inspector Jaswinder kaur are appointed to interrogating the culprits regarding the scam.
The police said during their investigation Mithilesh confessed few things related to the scam. In his explaination, he along with his other members bribed a sub-inspector of Haryana police for 10 lakhs. Mithilesh and Bahadur have admitted that they got money from more than 250 aspirants of JBT-TGT recruitment through another accused R.K Singh.
“We will take Srivastava and Bahadur to different locations where the question papers were provide to the students,” kaur said. The police also added, detailed charge sheet is also prepared against them, yet interrogating the two is pending.
The Punjab Vigilance team revealed that Sri vastva had planted one R S Rawat in the printing press in which the question paper got published several years ago. Rawat died of brain haemorrhage in September 2016. He had earned huge money from the scam.