New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said anyone found guilty of using a forged caste certificate for getting education and employment will lose their degree and their job.
In addition, they will also be punished, said the top court.
In the case of employment, the top court said it doesn’t matter how long a person has held their job.
“Even if a person has been in job for 20 years on the basis of a fake caste (document), he will lose the job and also get punished,” the court said.
Last month, the Centre said employees who got jobs using forged scheduled or backward caste certificates will be dismissed, sources said. The Centre also asked all central government departments to collect details about such appointments from the various organisations under them.
A total of 1,296 cases of jobs secured allegedly through fake caste certificates were under the department of financial services.