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UGC issues notice that no employing Higher Educational Institutions shall keep in their possession any teacher’s original academic certificates/documents which is akin to depriving them of their rights.
The public notice stated,
It has come to the notice of UGC that many of the universities/colleges/institutes collect the original academic certificates, mark-sheets etc. at the time of issuing employment contracts to the teachers and the continue to retain those documents with them.
Due to the above-stated, teachers face a tough time recovering their certificates from their employer educational institutions when they leave their job. Many even have to forego their better prospects as they are not able to recover their documents in time.
Read the notice here: NOTICE

University Grants Commission
[Public Notice dt. 11-08-2020]
Case BriefsHigh Courts

Allahabad High Court: The Single Judge Bench comprising of B. Amit Sthalekar, J., addressed a writ petition seeking the quashing of order in which the contractual services of the petitioner were terminated.

The petitioner was an instructor i.e. a Shiksha Mitra. She was paid an honorarium of Rs. 6000/- per month, according to an application that the petitioner had submitted she was an intermediate pass. It has been stated by the petitioner that she was appointed as a Shiksha Mitra and completed her training in the Primary School, Dhram Vikas Kshetra Arawn, district Firozabad. Further, it has been stated that few individuals had some grudges against her complained before the authorities about her certificates being forged and fabricated.  The enquiry in this regard was held in which it was established that the certificate of Anaupcharik Shiksha Anudeshak was a forged and fabricated one, on that note the services of the petitioner were terminated by the District Magistrate.

The Hon’ble High Court, by focussing on the point whether the certificates of the petitioner were forged and fabricated or not and recording the facts of the case, where it has been stated by the Principal, Prathmik Vidyalaya that he does not even recognize the petitioner and the signatures on the alleged certificate issued are absolutely forged. Therefore, the said certificate clearly is a forged one and the impugned order does not contain any illegality or infirmity in it, which leaves the petition being dismissed. [Neeraj Kumari v. State of U.P; 2018 SCC OnLine All 549; dated 11-05-2018]