Employees who got jobs with fake caste certificates will be sacked
Employees who got jobs using forged scheduled or backward caste certificates will be dismissed, the Centre has said.
All central government departments have been asked to collect details about such appointments from the various organisations under them.
The move assumes significance as over 1,800 appointments, a majority of them in financial sectors like public sector banks and insurance companies, were allegedly secured through fake caste certificates, official data reveals.
According to existing norms, if it is found that a government servant had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment he should not be retained in service.
"Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant service rules," the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in a recently issued directive.
It has been decided to collect information from all departments about appointments made on the basis of fake or false caste certificates and the follow-up action taken thereon, it said.
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh had said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on March 29 that 1,832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake caste certificates.
Of these, 276 had resulted in suspension or removal, 521 were entangled in litigations and disciplinary proceedings were pending in the remaining 1,035 cases, he said.