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Thursday, July 21, 2011
FAKE CERTIFICATES FOR JOBS: Arunachal minister involved in govt job scam!
Mukut Medhi, CNN-IBN / Updated Jul 21, 2011 at 08:38pm IST.
New Delhi: A senior Congress minister in Arunachal Pradesh is in the dock after his son and daughter submitted fake degrees and documents to secure plush government jobs. The forgery was revealed by a RTI filed by local activists who now allege they are being threatened and intimidated.
Atum Welly, a senior Congress leader and health minister of Arunachal has been caught in an unhealthy nexus. His son and daughter both have been appointed to plush government jobs on the basis of forged documents.
In 2007, Atum's son Akung Welly was appointed as Inspector, Taxes and Excise and marksheets and certificates from Pragjyotish College of Guwahati were submitted. Later a RTI reply revealed that the documents were forged and Welly was not a pass out of the college.
Atum's daughter Anung Welly too was appointed as a cultural officer in 2010 during the time when her father was the cultural minister. Anung submitted a graduate degree from Beltola college in Guwahti - an institute where she had never enrolled.
Both forgeries were confirmed by the Itananagar Superintendent of Police in his court affidavit, which stated that,"sufficent documentary evidence of forgery exist against Anung Welly and Akung Welly and they will be arrested sooner."
I have seen Ministers kin and kith receiving kick-backs, licences & contracts but this is the first time I, ever, heard of getting government jobs using fake-certificates!