Probe into fake placement agencies will be conducted: Tamil Nadu to Madras High Court

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday submitted in the Madras High Court that a detailed report would be submitted to it after investigations into some job rackets that sent call letters for interview to several people, including a judge.

PTI| Updated: Oct 01, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday submitted in the Madras High Court that a detailed report would be submitted to it after investigations into some job rackets that sent call letters for interview to several people, including a judge.

Five call letters for interview to different posts in various companies were received at the residential address of Justice S Vaidyanathan of the high court from some manpower recruitment agencies on different dates last month.

The judge took up the matter with high court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and got permission for a special suo motu hearing today.

The call letters he received at his residential address were from Reliance Industrial Recruitment, Air Tech Solutions HRD, Renald Industrial Recruitment, Volvo Industrial and Diamond Industrial Recruitment.

These agencies also sought for fees as registration charges.

A bench comprising Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice S Vaidyanathan in their order said the agencies are "so powerful and capable" of sending call letters for interview to even a sitting high court judge.

Stating that the agencies were trying to play fraud on the job aspirants, the bench said, "We are surprised as to how the address of one of us (Justice Vaidyanathan) is made available to these persons.

"Prima facie it is evident that it is only a fake interview and it is made to appear as one of us applied for the post, based on which the interview card has been sent."

Public prosecutor Raja Rathinam, who appeared on behalf of the state government, submitted that a probe would be conducted into the fake manpower recruitment agencies to ascertain how they were able to get the address and from whom they got it.

The court posted the matter for further hearing to October 13.