There are a number of madrasas said to be affiliated with the Madrasa Education Board of Uttar Pradesh but their buildings and other infrastructure do not exist anywhere on the ground and only run on paper
Lucknow: The SIT has started an investigation into financial and other irregularities in more than 400 madrasas recognized by the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board in Azamgarh and Mirzapur districts of Uttar Pradesh.
An RTI had revealed financial irregularities in some madrasas in both districts. According to the RTI, there are many madrasas, which are only running allegedly on paper.
Such madrasas are affiliated with the Madrasa Education Board of Uttar Pradesh but their buildings and other infrastructure do not exist anywhere on the ground. These madrasas, however, are listed on the UP Madrasa Education Board portal and they are also receiving government aid and teachers’ salaries.
Following such information from RTI, 400 madrasas in Azamgarh and Mirzapur are now on the radar of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and they are now to be investigated.
Along with inspection of these madrasas, their verifications will also be carried out. The teachers will also have to face investigations at the police station level. The SIT will also conduct physical inspection of these madrasas.