Bhubaneswar: The School and Mass Education Department has suspended Geeta Nayak, the headmistress of an upper primary school in Rahania Radhe of Bhadrak district and has stopped the salary of 15 teachers from Bhadrak,
Ganjam, Bolangir, Sundargarh and Jajpur, for alleged irregularities in the procurement of food items for the Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme.

Moreover a show-cause notice has been issued to Prashant Kumar Jena, headmaster of an upper primary school in Panchapali Balarampur in Jagatsinghpur.

The School and Mass Education Department had received 747 complaints through students helpline and grievance redressal cell. So far investigation has been conducted into 460 complaints and action has been taken against 37 teachers and employees.