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Today, the Supreme Court has declared that any person who is using fake caste certificates for government jobs or admissions under reserve category is not applicable for the same. The judgment is given on the basis of various appeals filed by different authorities, including the complaint filed by Maharashtra Government against the decision given by the Bombay High Court.
Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud did not harmonise with the judgment of the Bombay High Court. Since according to the verdict of Bombay High Court a person may be allowed to continue his or her job or service if the cast certificate is discovered forged after an extended period of service.
The apex court stated that, even if a person has been in the government job for more than twenty years by a forged caste certificate, he will lose the post and also get penalised. The Supreme Court, however, stated that the result of its judgment would not be made valid with retrospective effect and would be pertained from now onward.
The previous month, the Centre said that peoples who obtained jobs by forged scheduled or backward caste and tribe certificates would be discharged from their jobs, according to the reports of PTI. Apart from this, the Centre also ordered all central administration divisions to gather information regarding any such appointments from several organisations working beneath them.
This move was performed by the centre since more than 1,800 appointments were supposedly held through forged caste certificates and the majority of them are in financial sectors like insurance companies and public sector banks, official data reveals.
Jitendra Singh, Minister of state for personnel, informed, in a printed letter to the Lok Sabha in the month of March that approximately 1,832 appointments were supposedly held on the under the forged caste documents.
Among these appointment cases, 276 resulted in deferral or deduction of the person from the job, 521 offenders were entangled in legal action. In the remaining 1,035 appointment cases, penal proceedings are pending.