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SC: Jobs, admissions secured through fake caste certificate can’t be sustained

LiveMint logoLiveMint 06-07-2017 PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that jobs and admissions secured on the basis of fake caste certificate in reserved category can’t be sustained.

Rejecting any scope for leniency, the apex court’s order contravenes the Bombay high court ruling that a person can be allowed to continue in job if caste certificate is found fake after long period.

Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh had said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on 29 March that 1,832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake caste certificates, PTI earlier reported.

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.

A total of 1,296 cases of jobs secured allegedly through fake caste certificates were under the Department of Financial Services.

As many as 157 such cases were in State Bank of India, 135 in Central Bank of India, 112 in Indian Overseas Bank, 103 in Syndicate Bank, and 41 each in New India Assurance and United India Assurance.

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