KV lodges police complaint against 13 fake govt officers

No action taken for 18 months after anomaly discovered

Pushp Vihar Kendriya Vidyalaya on Tuesday lodged a complaint with Saket police station against 13 persons over two years after they managed to secure admissions of their children on the basis of forged central government service certificates.

The case had been kept under carpet so far by the school authorities. A complaint was lodged with the police only after a story about the case was published by Deccan Herald on Sunday.

“We have lodged a complaint with police,” J P Singh, school principal told Deccan Herald over phone.

Sources said the school principal lodged a complaint following a directive from the senior officials of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.

A series of replies given by the school and central government departments to two residents of Delhi revealed that the parents of these children managed to get their wards enrolled in class-I at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pushp Vihar, on the basis of forged central government service certificates in 2011.

They attended classes for several months after securing admissions. The school administration later cancelled their enrolment in January 2012 on the ground that the parents could not provide “proper service certificates”.

Singh, who recently took the charge of principal, claimed the school administration was unaware of fraud at the time of admissions.

“After joining, I inquired into the matter and learnt that admissions were cancelled soon after we discovered that their parents’ service certificates were forged.”

He, however, failed to explain why a case was not lodged with the police immediately after the matter came to light in January 2012. “I have recently joined. I was not here then,” he said.

Different ministries

Of the 13 parents, one had claimed to be employed with Indian Navy, three with ITBP, two with Geological Survey of India, two with ministry of new renewable energy, two with Delhi Municipal Corporation, and one each with information and broadcasting ministry and department of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Power of RTI

When the matter came to the knowledge of Avan Sharma and Raman Sharma, they filed RTI applications with the school seeking information about the children and their parents along with their copy of their service certificates.

After getting the desired information from the school, they filed Right to Informtation (RTI) applications with the ministries and departments concerned.

In the replies, these ministries and departments, except Western Naval Command Headquarters, confirmed that none of the parents of these 13 children were their employees.

Captain S Ruperee, public information officer of the Western Naval Command Headquarters refused to share information with Sharma, saying that it was “third party information”.

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