In the first week of February, Education Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan received a complaint from Fazilka-based Rakesh Kumar, resident of Sachdeva street, in which he had alleged that six employees of Education department — Manoj Kumar, Ashwini Kumar, Soma Sablok, Jagtar Singh Jagga, Satpal Sharma and Davinder Boha — are involved in a scam worth crores regarding the printing of stationery in Padho Punjab campaign. The complaint also stated that the employees were shielded by the then DGSE Krishan Kumar and he should be transferred.
Soon after receiving this complaint, Sekhwan marked an inquiry which was carried out by Davinder Singh DPI (Secondary), Sadhu Singh Randhawa and the new DGSE Bala Deva Purusharth. At the same time, the above mentioned six employees were also transferred to different parts of the state.
Kumar was transferred in the second week of February to National Rural health Mission (NRHM). But it was said that apart from the above complaint, the Education Minister was driven in part by an ego clash with Krishan Kumar for his not showing to the minister the list of 6,200 teachers who were to be appointed under SSA. Rakesh Kumar is a cloth merchant in Fazilka and he expressed surprise over this complaint given in his name.
He said, "The address given on the complaint is correct, but the mobile number is not mine and I have nothing to do with the Education department. I am surprised as to why my name has been 'misused'."