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Posted at: Jun 10, 2019, 7:35 AM; last updated: Jun 10, 2019, 7:35 AM (IST)

Be vigilant against fake audit staff, principals told

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, June 9

The Department of School Education has found that some unscrupulous persons posing as the audit staff are trying to conduct the audit of government schools. The department has also found that they are even trying to seek undue favour from school heads.

The issue has come to the fore of the Secretary, School Education, who has requested all school heads to be vigilant against such people. The principals have been asked to allow the audit of the schools only after checking the identity of the audit team.

A government school principal said, “The audit is usually conducted after almost 8-10 years. By that time, most of the record gets damaged or lost. Therefore, the principals or school heads in an attempt to dispose of the old record even give some bribe to the audit team.”

“This time, we have come to know that some fraudsters posed as the audit staff at two-three places. They even sought some money from the school heads. The issue finally reached the head office and that is why the Secretary, School Education, has now urged to the school heads and principals to be aware of such people,” he added.

Malkit Singh Khosa, District Education Officer (DEO), Muktsar, said, “An audit can’t be conducted ignoring the District Education Office as we inform the heads that a team will come to the school for holding an audit on a particular day. There is not even a single case of false audit has been reported from our district. If something has happened in any other district, I am unaware of it.”


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