Supreme Court says jobs, admissions secured on fake caste certificates not valid

The apex court also said it disagrees with the Bombay High Court ruling that a person can be allowed to continue in job if caste certificate is found fake after long period.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 1:28 pm
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The Supreme Court on Thursday held that job and admissions secured on caste certificates in reserved categories cannot be sustained if found to be fake subsequently, as reported by PTI. The apex court also said it disagrees with the Bombay High Court ruling that a person can be allowed to continue in job if caste certificate is found fake after a long period.

The apex court bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud did not concur with the findings of the Bombay High Court that if a person continues in service for a long period of time and the certificate is found to be fake at a later stage then, he or she may be allowed to continue in the service.

The Supreme Court’s verdict was delivered on a batch of petitions including the one filed by the Maharashtra government against the Bombay High Court judgment. However, the apex court said that the findings of its verdict would not be made applicable with retrospective effect and would be applied now onwards.

In June this year, the Centre had said that those employees who got jobs using fake backward caste certificates will be dismissed, as reported by PTI. The Centre also directed all central government departments to collect details about any such appointments from numerous organisations under them.

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    Mohan Damle
    Jul 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    What is the SC case no. ? Just for academic interest.
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      prasad
      Jul 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm
      What about falsified age affidavits? Many had reduced age 5 years after joining govt and CPSE , so that they can occupy top positions in govt and CPSE. There are several cases. Several complaints has gone to send them medical exam and send their fake age affidavits to truth labs Hyderabad , but not done. But as per kundali and marriage the real age is determined. Will Supreme Court take my comment as pil and give judgement?
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        yousef
        Jul 6, 2017 at 10:35 pm
        Problem is our law has become like Pope issuing heaven ascendency certificates. Who can issue a certificate as to which caste one belongs? Caste recognition commitee? Entire basis of caste recognition is doubtful and ambiguous. By freedom of religion, every person should be allowed to choose and declare his caste.
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          Sujatha Selvam
          Jul 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm
          Good verdict indeed. What about the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Smriti Irani's fake certificates? Can they continue in their present position?
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            Shabih Siddiqui
            Jul 6, 2017 at 5:13 pm
            Why this lenient approach for taking away the rights of a genuine applicants?In fairness it must be retrospective even if a majority is involved so they realize the gravity of snatching the rights of others.Prior to any important selections n exams there is an huge rush for false certificates to get into the quota system.
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              Harsimrat
              Jul 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm
              First, Currently there's no law to stop the repe ive and multiple use of caste iden y by more than one generations of the same family, even if the first generation is holding a Consti tutional or high paying post in govt administration. First of all honorable SC should give verdict for such a course correction by the legislative. Second, Reservation and quota system was a temporary affirmative action devised by Consti tution to eradicate age-old socio-economic inequality of lower casts to assimilate them into national mainstream. If after almost a century, we still continue with such system then it goes against the spirit and basic structure of our Cons ution , as quotas are further deepening the age-old fault lines between higher and lower casts and obstructing our national integration. And, not only he should lose his job but a criminal case with fine and imprisonment be initiatived against one who uses fake cast certificates.
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                Raja segaran
                Jul 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm
                MANY BJP's STATE and CENTRAL MINISTERS are having not only FAKE CASTE CERTIFICATE also having FAKE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS. What is the stand of Supreme Court of India in their cases? Till date, no clear cut Verdict was not given in Textile Minister Sumita Irani's Educational Qualification.
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                  AlsoIndian
                  Jul 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm
                  What about the FAKE DEGREE CERTIFICATES of the head of the state Mr. Narendra Modi?? Is his job valid?
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                    Harsimrat
                    Jul 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm
                    I am not pro BJP. But let me remind you, there's no educational qualification requirements for the post of PM or MP or even President.
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                      Shabih Siddiqui
                      Jul 6, 2017 at 5:09 pm
                      But surely submitting false information by anyone is a crime for whatsoever purpose or it is selective for the PM the textile minister?
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                        Simmi
                        Jul 6, 2017 at 10:14 pm
                        Let me remind you..It is not matter of qualification. It is matter of credibility of the person who is holding top post and lying about his education, married status and list is long.. dia does not deserve a fake person to be PM...
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