As per information received from various Ministries/ Departments etc. 1832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake/false caste certificates, details of which, along with the action taken thereon. The Central Government had requested Ministries/Departments etc. to give information about appointments made on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates on 28.01.2010.
The Government instructions provide that an appointing authority should verify the caste status of SC/ST/OBC candidates at the time of initial appointment. They also provide that if a person has secured appointment on the basis of a false certificate, he should not be retained in service. In addition, the Government may also prosecute such a person.
Chief Secretaries of States/Union Territories have been requested to issue instructions to the District Magistrates/District Collectors/Deputy Commissioners of the districts to the effect that when asked to verify the veracity etc. of caste certificates, they should ensure at their own level that veracity of the caste/community certificate referred to the district authorities is verified and reported to the appointing authority within one month of receipt of request from such authority. In order to rule out collusion between candidates holding false/forged certificate and employees at the district level or sub-district level, disciplinary proceedings maybe initiated against officers who default in timely verification of caste status in such cases or issue false certificates.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha