Supreme Court: Forged caste certificate for education or employment will not be permitted


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that if anyone found blameworthy of utilizing a fake caste certificate for securing education and employment will drop their degree and their job.

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Moreover, they will also be penalized, stated the top court. The top court stated, it doesn’t signify how long an individual has done their job.

“Even if a person has been in job for 20 years on the basis of a fake caste (document), he will lose the job and also get punished,” the court asserted.

The apex court added, there can be no clemency or kindness of long years of job if anybody has utilized a forged caste certificate for taking admission or a job.

In May, BJP stated workers who got employments using forged scheduled or backward caste certificates will be fired. BJP also directed all central government departments to accumulate information about such recruitments from several organisations under them.

In March, Minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh stated in a written answer to the Lok Sabha that over 1,832 recruitments were allegedly obtained on the basis of forged caste certificates. About 276 people were suspended, 521 were entwined in court cases, and punitive actions were still awaiting in the left over 1,035 cases.

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Over 1,296 cases of jobs obtained allegedly through forged caste certificates were lodged under the department of financial services. About 157 cases were found in State Bank of India, 135 found in Central Bank of India, 112 found in the Indian Overseas Bank, 103 found in Syndicate Bank and 41 found in New India Assurance and United India Assurance each.