Bill to book officials issuing fake certificates
indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express
Posted on Sep 09, 2011 at 12:23pm IST
BANGALORE: In order to bring to book officials issuing fake caste
certificates, the state government has decided to bring an amendment
to the Karnataka SC/ ST/OBC (Reservation in Appointment) Act of 1990.
A high-level committee comprising of Ministers S Sureshkumar, Govind
Karjol, A Narayanaswamy and Rajugowda which met here on Thursday, took
a decision in this regard and the Amendment Bill will be placed before
the legislature in the coming session for approval.
The amendment seeks to punish officials who issue fake certificates
and illegal beneficiaries of the reservation under section 5 of the
The state government had earlier amended the Act making provisions to
punish the guilty under IPC section 6 (A).
But it could not come into force as it needed Presidential assent.
As per the new amendment, officials who were found guilty of issuing
fake certificates will be punished with three years of imprisonment
and will be fined.
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