Saturday, December 17, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Bill to punish fake certificate holders passed

Karnataka | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:46am IST
Bill to punish fake certificate holders passed
indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express

BANGALORE: The state Assembly unanimously passed a bill that envisages
severe punishment to those who take fake SC/ST certificates from the

"The punishment is not only to those who falsely claim of belonging to
SC/ST category but also to those officers who give the certificate
without proper verification," social welfare minister A Narayanaswamy,
who piloted the Bill in the Assembly, explained.

The Bill, titled Karnataka Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and other
Backward Classes (Reservation of appointment) (Amendment) bill 2011,
was welcomed by the Opposition members but with some minor changes.

Deputy Leader of Opposition T B Jayachandra said: "A stipulated time
needs to be mentioned within which the DC will have to clear the


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