Education Minister Smriti Irani, already mired in a controversy over her fake degree, became a butt of jokes on Twitter after a teacher spotted spelling mistakes in a letter sent on her behalf.
Irani has asked her ministry for an explanation.
The words “minister” and “sansadhan (resources)” are spelt incorrectly in the letter that was dispatched to schoolteachers across the country, congratulating them on the performance of their students.
A teacher from Chhattisgarh responded with a “thanks” – and some advice.
Highlighting the errors in a Facebook post, Richa Kumar of the Delhi Public School wrote: “Thank you for congratulating me on the excellence I exemplify. However, having been a teacher for the last twenty years, your official letter head is an affront to my sensibilities as a Language teacher. The attached photographs are self explanatory. Please ensure that at least the people who work for you, in your ministry, are well educated.”
Rattled by comments on Twitter, Irani said: “I would not misspell my own name in Hindi.”