Udupi: 8 candidates out of 24 who were selected for the post of Village Accountants in the district were dismissed and charged criminal case for faking their PU Certificates said Dr M T Reju, District Commissioner on 5 July.
DC added that across state total 24 candidates were selected as Village Accountants in 2013, but only 19 had joined despite sending appointment letters to all the 24. Out of 19, eight are found to have produced fake PUC certificates carrying marks above 90 percent.
Persons who were selected on forged certificates will be dismissed on Saturday. Besides this, criminal charges under IPC Sections 420, 465, 466, 468 and 471 will also be imposed. The punishment may be 2 years to 7 years imprisonment with fine if the guilt is proved, he added. The DC said around five are yet to join, however the district administration suspects that these five of them might have produced forged certificates and are hesitant to take up the job fearing criminal action.
The decisive factor for the appointment is the PUC certificate and the reservation list. The original certificate is produced on the day the candidate joins. DC added that when the candidates were not able to write properly in Kannada and also when they failed to fulfill other requirements, the officials find some mistake ultimately found that it is forgery.
The police will take up further investigation once the complainant is lodged, he added. He said the salary paid initially to these candidates is around Rs 10000 with two years probationary period.
The dismissed candidates are Venkatesh M from Bangalore Rural, Basavaraj HP from Hassan, Raghavendra P from Mandya, Kumar K from Davanagere, Laxminarayana K N from Chikkaballapur , Jayalaxmi S from Mangalore, Lohitashwa N K from Hassan and Nagaraj G from Chikkaballapur and Lohitashwa .
DC added the entire issue will be reported to the Government.