Education Minister denies irregularities in DEOs’ appointments

Education Minister denies irregularities in DEOs’ appointments

State Secondary Education Minister K Parthasarathy today condemned reports that appeared in a section of media that rules and regulations were violated in the appointment of District Education Officers (DEOs) Addressing a press conference here, the Minister said transparency has been maintained in all the appointments without giving room for any suspicion. Before the recruitment of candidates, he said candidates’ abilities, vast experience in the education field and qualification have been taken into considerations. He said a section of media has been trying to target him to get mileage on DEOs issue. Condemning media reports that the posts were sold for a fixed price in the market, he said that there was no truth in the report and the media created such stories to get mileage. Responding to allegations against Mahbubnagar DEO, he said that the government would initiate serious disciplinary action if the allegations were proved against him. Parthasarathy announced that the government was taking steps to fill up MEO posts soon.