Fake IAS officer case: Centre awaits outcome of inquiry

New Delhi: The Centre today said it was awaiting the outcome of an inquiry being conducted into the incident of illegal stay of a woman posing as IAS officer in the country’s premier training Academy in Mussoorie.

Fake IAS officer Ruby Chaudhry
Fake IAS officer Ruby Chaudhry

“This is the case of forgery and confined to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Administrative Academy (LBSNAA).

The administration there on their own is looking into it. The Centre will step in, if necessary, into the matter after the Academy’s inquiry,” Union Minister Jitendra Singh told PTI.

It is the case of fraud. It has been reported that the woman has allegedly given bribe to Academy officers and she had forged certificates. All this will be looked into by them, said Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, from Bengaluru– where he is attending BJP’s national executive meeting.

The officials in the Academy are tight lipped about the incident and avoiding sharing details of the inquiry. Repeated calls made to office and residence of Rajeev Kapoor, Director, LBSNAA were not answered.

“It is a serious lapse on part of the Academy authorities. It poses a great risk,” a senior IAS official, who underwent training in the Academy, posted here said.

The LBSNAA act as country’s premier institute to promote good governance by providing quality training for building a professional and responsive civil service in a caring, ethical and transparent framework.

The case has come to notice of the authorities following registration of an FIR by the local police in Mussoorie on Tuesday.

According to the FIR, the woman hailing from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh arrived at the Academy on September 20 last year and introduced herself as Ruby Chaudhry, a trainee IAS officer and stayed there for a little over six months before mysteriously disappearing on March 27, official sources said.

Following the case, Uttarakhand police has formed a Special Investigation Team to look into the matter.

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