Anyone who has held government job under reserved category by using fake certificates will not remain valid: SC
According to a report, Supreme Court on Thursday has said that anyone who have held government jobs or got admissions under reserved category by using fake certificates will not remain valid in eyes of law.
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The court has said, “Even if a person in job for 20 years on the basis of fake caste certificate will lose his or her job and will also get punished.”
Notably, a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud did not concur with the findings of the Bombay High Court that if a person continues in service for a period of time and certificate is found to be fake at a later stage, then the person will be allowed to continue with his/ her service.
A batch of petitions was filed against the decision of Bombay High Court. The Supreme Court, however, has said that nobody would be spared and it will be applicable from now onwards.
According to a report of PTI, the Centre last month said employees who got jobs using forged scheduled or backward caste will be dismissed.
In a reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in March that as many as 1,832 government appointments were secured on the basis of fake caste certificates. Of these, 276 resulted in suspension and removal, he said.
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