Cong alleges corruption in shiksha karmi recruitment

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Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, Jan 29 (UNI) Alleging rampant corruption in the recruitment of shiksha karmis here, Congress MP Devbrat Singh has urged Chief Minister Raman Singh to probe the matter.

Alleging the complicity of ruling BJP leaders and bureaucrats in irregular appointments in a letter sent to the Chief Minister, copies of which were released to the press today, Mr Singh said the seriousness of the issue could be guaged from the fact that corruption in the Chief Minister's native district was only a tip of the iceberg.

Claiming that of the total 123 shiksha karmis appointed in Khairagarh block panchayat, he said 108 were recruited on the basis of fake documents. He also alleged that corruption of lakhs of rupees was involved and bogus experience and public participation certificates had been prepared by the block's education officer and chief executive officer. Similarly, fake sports and NCC certificates were also made.

''More than 70 candidates were selected on the basis of bogus experience certificate and most people had fake marksheets of higher secondary,'' alleged Mr Singh in the letter, adding the magnitude of corruption was evident from the fact that wrong entries were marked in the marks chart prepared by the Block Panchayat.

He demanded a probe into the certificates of all the selected candidates and action against the guilty officers.

Panchayats carried out the recruitment of 40,000 shiksha karmis across the state last year amid allegations of corruption.

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