Patna: Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar Friday ordered an inquiry into incidents of
fake admissions in schools for availing benefits such as free
uniform, cycle, mid-day meal and scholarship.
Education department officials said that till date 336,000 fake
admissions had come to light in less than a dozen districts.
The principal secretary in the education department, Anjani Kumar
Singh, said the fake admissions were exposed following a special
"It was shocking to find a student's name in more than one or two
schools. Even attendance figure were less than the number of
students in admission registers," he said.
Singh told IANS that if a student took government doles from two
schools, action would be taken against his or her parents.
The department has decided to withhold the salary of a dozen
teachers in Sasaram.
"Admission of fake students has been cancelled and action
initiated against teachers suspected to be involved in the
racket," Omprash Singh, a district education official, said.
In Banka, around 70,000 fake admissions were reported, followed by
about 57,000 in West Champaran, 53,000 in Sitamarhi, 50,000 in
Rohtas, 34,000 in Katihar, 33,000 in Muzaffarpur, 32,000 in Jamui,
4,000 in Darbhanga and some 3,000 in Kaimur.
The government has cancelled all fake admissions in these
In a bid to woo more students from poor families to schools, the
government is giving out bicycles to those above Class 9.
Human Resource Development Minister P.K. Sahi says now cycles and
uniforms will be given after six month attendance record.