In yet another embarrassing situation for HRD minister Smriti Irani, the BJP minister was left red faced when her department sent out an official mail with spelling mistakes at the header of a letter.
The irony of the situation was that the mistakes were present in both Hindi and English format of the letter.
As if that was not hilarious enough, this ‘Letter of Errors’ was sent out to none other than thousands of teachers across India, whose job is to look for such mistakes everyday while teaching kids.
The Letter that was sent out on 11th July 2015 to all the CBSE teachers as a token of appreciation for their work had printed the term ‘संसाधन’ as ‘संसाधान’ and ‘minister’ as ‘minster’ in the letterhead.
The above issue would not have even come to light, had it not been for DPS teacher Richa Kumar who posted an advice for India’s Education minister on her Facebook page and made sure she tagged both Smriti Irani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in that post.
The post also advised Irani to hire ‘well educated’ people in her department.
Just hours after this news broke out and started trending online, Irani hit back with a tweet saying that she had asked for an inquiry into this matter.
She pointed out that had it been her mistake, she would have at least spelled her name correctly.
@rai_saurabh100 no it's not Saurabh. Would not misspell my own name in Hindi. Have asked concerned organisation to give an explanation.Advertisement
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 21, 2015
The situation is particularly embarrassing for Irani because fingers have been pointed at her educational qualifications and her competency to lead the ministry in the recent past.