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“What Kind Of Message He Will Be Giving To The Students By His Conduct Based On Untruthfulness”? Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Teacher For Suppressing Criminal Case

Lawstreet Journal 1 Apr 2022 11:08am

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The Supreme Court recently upheld the decision of the Delhi Government to remove a government teacher from service for suppressing the information about a criminal case against him while applying for the job. 

The Hon’ble Bench comprising of Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramaniam observed that :

In the present case, the respondent is responsible for shaping career of young students. What kind of message he will be giving to the students by his conduct based on untruthfulness?

This Court found that there is no material tendered by the revenue that there was any attempt on the part of the assessee to deceive or induce the authorities to release the goods notwithstanding the expiry of the period of the exemption notification. But, an employee desirous of holding civil post has to act with utmost good faith and truthfulness. Truthfulness cannot be made causality by an aspirant much more for a candidate aspiring to be a teacher.

FACTS 

The respondent was offered the post of trained graduate teacher of mathematics after the test conducted by Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board on November 17, 1999.

 After joining, an attestation form was given for verification of antecedents. Such attestation form was filled up on December 13, 1999. In such attestation form, he has answered the question ‘have you ever been prosecuted’ in negative. However, during verification, it was found that a case under Section 499/93, 147, 332, 353, 427,  and 149 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 was registered. A charge-sheet was filed… Continue Reading...


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