Six employees dismissed for obtaining jobs on fake degrees

SRINAGAR — Government has dismissed six employees for secured jobs on fake degrees in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday.

They told news agency KDC that six Junior Statistical assistants of the Planning and Monitoring department who had obtained jobs on the basis of ‘fake degrees’ were dismissed from the service by the Lt governor administration.

“It came to the notice of the department that six employees had used fake degrees to obtain the jobs. The verification conducted by the department proved that the degrees obtained by the six employees were fake,” they said, adding that accordingly appointments were cancelled .

The dismissed employees were identified as Suhail Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Kachdoora Vehil Shopian, Feroz Hamid son of Peerzada Abdul Hamid , resident of Sopore near Bus Stand, Gulzar Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Wani, a resident of Bustand Kulgam, Mehraj ud din Dar son of Mohammad Ramzan Dar, a resident of Sadar Bazar Kulgam, Mudasir Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohi ud Din Bha, a resident of Wani Mohalla Kulgam, and Showkat Ahmad Parray son of Mohammad Ramzan Parray, a resident of H N Pora Kulgam.

All the six Junior Statistical Assistants from Kashmir division were selected through Service Selection Board (SSB) of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2012.

A top official while confirming the development to KDC said “In view of adverse verification report of qualifications in respect of all six Junior Statistical assistants, the appointments were cancelled ab-initio.” — (KDC)