Collector recommends cancellation of Civil Hospital recruitment

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Nashik, Oct 7 (UNI) The district authorities have recommended cancellation of the controversial ward boy/attendants recruitment in the civil hospital here.

''Irregularities have been found in the recruitment in District Civil Hospital. Cancellation of the recruitment has been recommended to the State Health Department. Departmental inquiry of those found responsible for the irregularities prima facie, will be held,'' District Collector S Chokkalingam said in a news conference here.

UNI had published an exclusive report about the corruption in the recruitment process on September four.

Advertisement for the recruitment of ward boy/attendants and peons was published in the newspapers on May 17, 2007. Interviews of selected candidates were conducted on October 17 and 18, and appointment letters were issued in November.

It came to light later that though the advertisement was for recruitment of 56 posts (50 ward boys and 6 peons), 93 people were recruited. Among these, as many as 63 people had produced fake mark sheets and other documents, to meet the criterion of 78 per cent marks in standard IV. These people were serving at various facilities of the hospital and lakhs of rupees were spent on their salaries since then.

A delegation of Shiv Sena members, led by district chief Datta Gaikwad and metropolitan chief Nilesh Chavan, submitted a memorandum to the District Collector regarding this on September two demanding cancellation of the recruitment and threatened to launch intense 'Shiv Sena' style agitation in case of failure to do so. The Collector assured them of inquiry and action in the matter.

Following this, Mr Chokkalingam appointed a committee of two Deputy Collectors to inquire into the matter. The committee completed its inquiry and submitted the report to the Collector recently. The report clearly mentioned that the recruitment was conducted by violating rules and criteria. Based on the report, the Collector recommended cancellation of the recruitment process to the State Health Department.

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