The District Education Officer of Lakhisarai, Ashwini Kumar, has been charged with departmental charges for working against the rules. Bihar Sushil Kumar, Director (Administration) cum Additional Secretary, Education Department has suspended DEO Ashwini Kumar with immediate effect. On Friday, the Additional Secretary of the Education Department has issued a notification for the suspension of the DEO. According to the information, Lakhisarai DEO Ashwini Kumar was working as District Program Officer (Establishment) in Jamui district before posting in Lakhisarai district. During his tenure, he had ordered the payment of salaries of untrained teachers appointed after 30 March 2015 by the planning unit to the Block Education Officer, keeping the departmental rules in check.
DEO Ashwini Kumar has also been seriously accused of making undesirable and reprehensible allegations against the District Magistrate of Jamui, working against departmental rules and providing misleading and fraudulent reports. In this case, a charge sheet was prepared against Ashwini Kumar. On departmental instructions, the entire matter was investigated by the Regional Education Deputy Director, Munger. The investigation report was submitted to the department on 14 September 2021 by the Regional Education Deputy Director, Munger.
- While holding the post of DPO establishment in Jamui district, Ashwini Kumar wrongly paid the salary of teachers, department issued notification
After examining the allegations made and after reviewing the defense statement received from Ashwini Kumar, all the allegations made in Form A were found prima facie to be true. Taking cognizance of this, the Director (Administrator) cum Additional Secretary, Education Department has suspended Lakhisarai DEO Ashwini Kumar. During the suspension period, the headquarters of Ashwini Kumar, Regional Education Deputy Director, Tirhut Divisional Office has been fixed. The payment of admissible subsistence allowance during the suspension period will be payable from the headquarters of the suspension period.