Teacher gets $9.8-billion due to banking error

QMI Agency


Anyone who thinks teachers aren't paid enough should check the bank account of Parijat Saha.

The school teacher in West Bengal, India, did some online banking and discovered he had a balance of $9.8 billion (490 billion rupees), reports the BBC.

A shocked Saha, whose monthly salary is 35,000 rupees (about $700), alerted the State Bank of India, which has yet to explain the error.

One bank official told the BBC he had been instructed not to comment, but the news agency cites sources who said the money was "uncleared" - meaning Saha wouldn't have been able to withdraw it anyway.

The money remains in his account until bank officials can sort out the mess.