A plea has been filed with the Delhi High Court, asking for an investigation into the appointment of 35 newly appointed principals of Delhi government schools. The plea claims that these principals were selected based on forged and fabricated documents. According to the petitioner, these candidates intentionally misrepresented themselves and the Education Department of the Delhi Government failed to verify their papers properly.
During the hearing, the lawyer representing the petitioner requested more time to include the accused parties. The Chief Justice and Justice scheduled the issue for further hearing on October 18. The Delhi government was represented by its standing counsel and an attorney.
The complaint states that some of the appointed principals submitted bogus Economically Weaker Section (EWS) certificates to qualify for selection, even though their family income exceeded Rs 8 lakh per year. Others submitted fake certificates for Other Backward Class (OBC) reservations. Additionally, some presented forged experience papers.
The petitioner expressed concerns that there may be more fraud and illegal selection beyond the 35 principals identified so far. The selection process of these principals by the Delhi government is now being challenged in the High Court.