Corruption in UPSIDC recruitment

Corruption in UPSIDC recruitment

Relatives of officials got posts in Mayawati regime

Massive irregularities have been detected in the appointments on several posts against backlog vacancies in the reserved categories in the state owned UPSIDC during the Mayawati regime.

According to sources, an audit team found that officials flouted rules with impunity and offered jobs to the relatives and children of ministers, legislators and others with disregard to the eligibility criteria.

A relative of the former UP minister and accused in the National Rural Health Mission scam, Babu Singh Kushwaha was also appointed in contravention to the rules.

Kushwaha’s nephew Ramendra Kushwaha was not even eligible under the backward category as his caste certificate was only meant for central government jobs, sources said.

The process to fill the backlog of vacancies in the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation had started in 2008 during which as many as 176 posts in various categories were filled up.

Almost all the posts were filled by relatives, sons and daughters of high profile
officials, ministers and legislators.

While some were given appointment on the basis of forged certificates, others were made managers though they did not have the required professional qualification, sources said.

In at least one case, a relative of the then managing director of the UPSIDC was given the job of the manager though he had submitted only the provisional mark sheet of the intermediate examination. This  was blatantly illegal.

Some candidates had also submitted fake experience certificates.

A thorough investigation into the appointments and verification of the caste and experience certificates and other testimonials submitted by the selected candidates has been asked for. Action against the erring officials has also been sought, sources said.

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