Aadhaar helps HRD ministry dig up 80,000 ghost lecturers

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Following the decision to use Aadhaar as proof of identity for the collection of data on teachers employed in universities and colleges, HRD ministry has at least found 80,000 ‘ghost’ lecturers employed with higher education institutes surveyed for annual survey on higher education.

This was revealed by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar while unveiling the results of the survey and launching a national teachers’ portal called ”Gurujan-a repository of information on teachers who were individually profiled in the annual survey called All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE)”.Javadekar said while the ministry will soon take action on these ‘fake’ teachers, this is a call for the remaining lecturers to take submit their details.

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