Published On: Thu, Sep 17th, 2015

Fudging in recruitment shatters public belief in govt: CVC

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the massive Vyapam scam being probed by CBI, Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary today said that fudging in the recruitment process shatters public belief in the government.

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary

Addressing a function here, he also emphasised the need for bringing transparency in the postings and transfers of government employees.

“The recruitment processes in this country have been the subject matter of, number wise, the largest number of controversies.

“Whether in a bank a guard is being recruited or a peon’s recruitment. I think in a day, I will be dealing with one or two files relating to irregularities in recruitments,” he said.

If fudging goes on in the recruitment process, the basic belief of the public is shattered, the CVC said, warning that is is the worst thing that can happen.

“People within organisations fudging the criteria or some ineligible persons being allowed to take the exam, without taking the exam, they being appointed,” he said.

Chowdary added that while it can be looked into whether or not there was some corruption in a particular contract, “but if these instances are going to shatter the basic faith of the people in the system and the government and its processes, that’s the worst thing that can happen to this country”.

He was speaking at an international conference on integrity pact and probity in public procurement organised here by Transparency International India.

Citing media reports that some lakhs of people have applied for 368 posts of peons in Uttar Pradesh, he said, “Out of them, some number are even Ph.Ds. I do not know how good those Ph.Ds are, but certainly they are Ph.Ds.”

CBI is probing about 210 cases related to massive irregularities in selection processes for various government jobs in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board or ‘Vyapam’.


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