The former secretary of the Haripur Namabilla HS School in West Garo Hills, Golam Hashan has written to the minister of education seeking his intervention into what he alleged was the illegal revocation of an order by the DSEO of WGH.
Through the order’s revocation the DSEO allegedly appointed a person, Abdul Rashid, who was not even on the SMC panel as the secretary of the school, leading to a huge outcry by many from the area. All this was done allegedly without any approval of the SMC.
As per the complainant, the DSEO had received a representation on May 20 along with a legal notice on the same day following which an FIR was filed on Jun 8 on the same matter but chose to ignore all of them. All of these were apparently kept in abeyance when Rashid was chosen by the DSEO to replace Hossain as secretary of the school.
“The secretary of the school was replaced by Rashid, who is an outsider, despite directions to replace him (secretary) from within the SMC members. As a writ petition has been filed, the matter is sub-judice and should not have been pursued in this manner,” said Hashan.
A complaint had earlier been filed by SMC members following Rashid’s move to promote junior teachers as principal and vice principal bypassing senior teachers.
An inquiry into the matter had been sought by the SMC members.
“However, the DSEO neither caused any inquiry into the constitution of the SMC nor took any action on the complaint. She (DSEO) just chose to appoint Rashid as secretary illegally, bypassing the SMC completely,” claimed Hashan.
Hashan termed the move as gross miscarriage of justice and attempts to politically influence the matter.
Further Hashan claimed that after being illegally made secretary, Rashid held a meeting on June 16, against all COVID protocols.
“Despite a restriction of meetings by the district administration due to COVID, the meeting of SMC members was called. In the meeting one Aminul Islam, who is an SMC member was thrown out for not attending. This is illegal as the decision to terminate a SMC member can only be taken if he/she misses three consecutive meetings,” added the complainant.
Through their complaint to the minister of education, the complainant sought a stay on the order of the DSEO on June 16 and to keep all orders in abeyance until an investigation into the matter is complete.
The DSEO could not be reached for comment.