Meghalaya High Court has directed the CBI to investigate the education scam and complete the probe within six months. The court also slammed the government-appointed high-level scrutiny committee. The court said that the earlier scrutiny committee of the government had failed to attend to the crux of the matter.
A bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Prakash Vaish directed the state government to hand over the entire record relating to all the examination centres at Shillong, Jowai, Amlarem, Tura and Dadengre to the CBI without fail. The court has also scrapped the selection made in the five centres due to the interference of the political representatives including the then education minister, the Speaker and several other legislators and members of top government bodies.
In 2010, around 355 assistant teachers were appointed in government lower primary schools. There were allegations of political interference, nepotism and tampering of marks in the appointment process of the teachers.