Over 1,800 people have secured government jobs allegedly on the basis of forged caste certificates, Union Minister Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha today.
The Department of Personnel and Training had collected information about appointments secured on the basis of fake caste certificates.
“As per information received from various ministries, departments, etc. 1,832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake or false caste certificate,” he said in a written reply.
Disciplinary proceedings were instituted in all those cases, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said.
It was reported that out of 1,832 cases, 276 had resulted in suspension or removal etc., whereas 521 cases were entangled in litigations and in remaining 1,035 cases disciplinary proceedings were pending, he said.
As per norms, a candidate who secured employment on the basis of a fake or bogus caste certificate should not be retained in service.