Bihar Government has sacked 15,000 teachers recruited last year for producing certificates from unrecognised B.Ed Colleges.
The move follows the state governments' act of blacklisting B.Ed colleges in India and Nepal to check the fake degree racket and irregularities in the ongoing second phase of the recruitment drive. Their degrees were from institutes recognized neither by the state government nor the National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE).
Following local media reports about candidates for teaching jobs having presented fake degrees, the government directed that all documents be verified by the concerned institutions or universities.
The sacked teachers were appointed last year as part of the first phase of a recruitment drive for government-run schools.