3,206 teacher posts, two selection lists
As it turned out, Kumar himself was among those convicted on Wednesday, along with O P Chautala and his MLA son Ajay, in what has come to be known as the JBT scam. Kumar had allegedly connived with Chautala in changing the interview scores to favour certain candidates. The IAS officer fell out with Chautala later, hence the complaint, says the CBI’s chargesheet on the scandal.
Kumar’s predecessor, Rajni Sekhri Sibbal, too had taken on the Chautala government. In 2000, she sealed the “original list” of selected teachers, made five colleagues sign the packets and locked these up in a cupboard, apparently because she was frustrated with pressure to go with the “doctored list”. The government transferred her and replaced her with Kumar.
The vacancies had been advertised in November 1999. Since the Haryana Staff Selection Commission had been dissolved at the time, the government recruited the teachers through district-level committees headed by district education officers. The process of selection was conducted under the director for primary education’s supervision.
“Sanjiv Kumar took over additional charge of director, primary education, on