Assam government admits scholarship distribution scam; CID to probe

Assam government admits scholarship distribution scam; CID to probe

In a written reply to a query by AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam, Welfare of Minorities Minister Ranjit Dutta said in Assembly that already five persons have been arrested for their involvement in the scam. Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal (File photo)  |  Photo Credit: PTI Guwahati: The Assam government Friday admitted that a scam has taken place in the distribution of pre-matric scholarships to minority students and the investigation has been handed over to the CID. In a written reply to a query by AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam, Welfare of Minorities Minister Ranjit…

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Big scam in recruitment of postmen in Maharashtra unearthed

Big scam in recruitment of postmen in Maharashtra unearthed

HIGHLIGHTS A mega scam in recruitment for over 2,400 vacancies has been unearthed in Maharashtra. Police are interrogating the project managers from Manipal Technologies Ltd (MTL), which had won a bid in 2015 to conduct the recruitment process. The Economic Offences Wing said that the selection process had been cancelled in Maharashtra. MUMBAI: The vigilance department of the Department of Posts has unearthed a mega scam in recruitment for over 2,400 vacancies, in Maharashtra. The Mumbai police registered an FIR in August against Manipal Technologies Ltd (MTL), which had won a bid in…

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Teacher recruitment scam: Accused part of Vyapam, Telangana paper leak

Teacher recruitment scam: Accused part of Vyapam, Telangana paper leak

Police deposed before a local court that the main accused Mithilesh Pandey alias Guruji and co-accused Shiv Bahadur gave them a hard time during the interrogation and did not stick to their statements. They added that both of them were involved in other major scams, including the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, the Telangana medical paper leak of 2016 and the Chit Fund scam, station house officer and incharge of the SIT, inspector Jaswinder Kaur, told the court on Wednesday. The accused in the UT teachers’ recruitment scam were produced…

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SIT estimates scholarship scam size at Rs 1415 crore

SIT estimates scholarship scam size at Rs 1415 crore

NAGPUR: The special inquiry team (SIT) or task force probing the state’s scholarship scam has estimated that the total amount embezzled could go up to Rs 1,415 crore. The amount was gobbled up in the name of distributing post-matric government scholarships to more than 15 lakh students in 23,752 colleges between 2010 and 2016 through social justice and tribal welfare deparments. A review meeting of officials of the SIT, formed in January last year and whose term is concluding in mid-February, took place at city police commissionerate on Tuesday. The…

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Jai Narayan Vyas University recruitment scam: Dean of MSU’s arts faculty arrested, faces suspension

Jai Narayan Vyas University recruitment scam: Dean of MSU’s arts faculty arrested, faces suspension

VADODARA: The arrest of the dean of M S University’s famed Faculty of Arts has sent shockwaves across the campus in Vadodara on Sunday. Professor Pradeep Singh Choondawat who was enjoying second term as dean of MSU’s faculty was arrested by the anti-corruption sleuths in Jodhpur on Saturday. This is the first instance in which a sitting dean of the Baroda university has been arrested. The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) of Jodhpur has arrested Choondawat in connection with a teachers’ recruitment scam of Jodhpur-based Jai Narayan Vyas University (JNVU). Choondawat was…

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High Court stays FIRs against colleges in scholarship scam

High Court stays FIRs against colleges in scholarship scam

NAGPUR: In a setback to the Special Task Force (STF) probing the multi-crore scholarship scam in Maharashtra colleges, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted interim stay on a police complaint lodged against two city colleges. A division bench comprising justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and justice Swapna Joshi restrained police officials from any coercive action against the two college managements till further orders. Bharat Tokalwar, president of Bhandara-based Dhyandeep Bahuddeshiya Shikshan Sanstha, which runs Vivekanand Mahavidyalaya, and Shashikant Jambhulkar, president of Village Care Society, which manages National College…

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JBT recruitment scam: Centre decides to dismiss suspended Haryana IAS officer

JBT recruitment scam: Centre decides to dismiss suspended Haryana IAS officer

The Centre has decided to dismiss suspended Haryana Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer Sanjiv Kumar, who was convicted in the Junior Basic Training (JBT) teachers’ recruitment scam, from service. The department of personnel and training (DoPT) has conveyed to the Haryana government its decision to terminate the services of the 1985 batch IAS officer under article 311 of the Constitution following his conviction, according to sources. Kumar, former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and several other officials, were convicted and sentenced by a Delhi court in 2013 for irregularities in…

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Kejriwal sees a huge scam behind demonetisation

Kejriwal sees a huge scam behind demonetisation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that there is a huge scam behind the scrapping of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes. “In the name of tackling corruption, a scam is being carried out on a large scale. Some evidence has to come to light and TV channels are showing it. It is not something new that I’m saying,” Mr. Kejriwal told reporters at a press briefing on Saturday. “On November 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes will not be legal…

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Teachers’ recruitment scam: 20 of 25 identified beneficiaries got selected

Teachers’ recruitment scam: 20 of 25 identified beneficiaries got selected

Out of 25 beneficiaries identified by conduit Bijender Nain who had bought the question paper for the JBT exam, 20 were able to join the service, while the remaining five were ineligible due to agebar. Seventeen candidates are working as teachers in government schools while three are on leave.Conduit Bijender Nain of Sonepat was arrested by the Chandigarh Police in connection with the UT teachers’ recruitment scam on November 2, after one of the main conduits, Dinesh Kumar Yadav, revealed his name.Ravi Kumar Singh (Operations) said the interrogation of the…

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Teacher recruitment scam: Main accused held, Panjab varsity employees’ role under scanner

Teacher recruitment scam: Main accused held, Panjab varsity employees’ role under scanner

The role of some employees of Panjab University (PU) is under scanner in Junior Basic Training (JBT) and Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) exams recruitment scam. The exams were conducted in 2015 by the UT administration. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of UT police may soon question some of the employees. Out of the total 22 people who got the leaked question papers, 17 have joined the investigation, while three are absconding, said police officials.The revelations were made by the main accused of the scam Bijender Nain, a resident of Sonipat…

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