A teenager falsely claimed to have been hired by Google at a package of Rs 1.44 crore, prompting the Chandigarh Education Department to hold an inquiry into the matter.
GMSSS principal Indra Beniwal told , “I have submitted all the necessary documents and proof to the Director, Education who has ordered an inquiry.”
Harshit Sharma who completed 12th standard with IT stream from government school last year, hogged the limelight after claiming to have been hired by tech giant for graphic designing.
Public Relations Department, Chandigarh Administration, had on July 29 even issued an official release about it after the school principal sent the department Sharma’s “achievement” details.
However, his claims were found to be fake after Google reportedly denied hiring him.
“Harshit’s parents have accepted that their son has committed a mistake”, Beniwal said.
However she said the school authorities should have verified before sending his details to the department for issuing press note.
She said the UT education department has ordered an inquiry into the matter.
Beniwal said she was not able to talk to Sharma.
“His mother told me that he was advised by doctors take rest as he was unwell,” she said.
The press note issued by the department had said, “A student of GMSSS-33D, Chandigarh, Class 12 (IT) stream, Harshit, has been selected for graphic designing by Google. He will be trained for graphic designing for an initial period of one year and will receive a stipend of Rs 4 lakh per month.”
“After completion of his training he will get a remuneration of Rs 12 lakh per month. He went for an online interview through video conferencing and was selected on the basis of posters designed by him while studying in class 12 under the supervision of his teachers,” it had said.
“His achievements will act as a morale booster for other students and they will be inspired to make forays into this field,” the release had said.