New Delhi: Over 1,800 appointments in central government departments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake caste certificates, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
The central government had undertaken a one time exercise to collect information about appointments secured on the basis of fake or false caste certificates in 2010.
"As per information received from various ministries or departments etc., 1,832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake or false caste certificates," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.
Disciplinary proceedings has been instituted in all the cases. "It was reported that out of the above 1,832 cases, 276 had resulted in suspension or removal etc., whereas 521 cases were entangled into litigations and in remaining 1,035 cases disciplinary proceedings were initiated," he said.