Published On : Sat, Jul 13th, 2013
Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Poll-bound State Govt changes colours over crucial bogus caste certificate issue

No employee, who had submitted bogus caste certificate for grabbing Government service, would be dismissed from service, assured the  Guardian Minister Shivajirao Moghe. The Maharashtra Government has issued a GR directing the employees to submit their caste certificates afresh before July 31. The GR triggered shock waves among a circle of Government employees.

Nagpur News: The Guardian Minister Shivajirao Moghe has assured that no SC/ST employee would be dismissed from Government even if found had submitted fake caste certificate. The assurance by Moghe has created a wave of relief for the SC/ST employees who were appointed in Government services under the reserved quota for SC/ST candidates. The assurance has colour of coming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections as the Congress party is in no mood to dent its votebank.

“The Maharashtra Government is considering inclusion of the employees in the same reserved quota category for SC/ST employees. This decision is likely to provide relief to thousands of SC/ST employees,” Moghe said.

The Maharashtra Government was shocked to find thousands of candidates had submitted bogus caste certificates for grabbing Government service under the reserved quota for SC/ST candidates. The rattled Government then decided to crack down on such employees who “stole” Government services on the basis of fake caste certificates and issued a Government Resolution (GR) directing the employees to submit their caste certificates afresh before July 31.

The GR turned a sort of “Ghost Rider” and sent shock waves among a circle of Government employees in general and SC/ST employees in particular who  anticipated certain dismissal from the Government service. The Advasi employees who were appointed after 1995 have also to submit their caste certificates before July 31. Even the retired employees have been directed by the Government to produce their caste certificates. The GR triggered a nightmarish situation for those employees who had submitted fake caste certificates.

Now, the employees have been feeling a sigh of relief after Moghe’s assurance that the employees would not be dismissed from service.  Such employees would be accommodated in the same department and the same posts. However, they would not be provided benefits of promotions in accordance with the reserved quota. Similarly, pensions would also continue to the retired employees.