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Meghalaya addl CS to lead inquiry into 2009 job scam

By IndianMandarins- 08 Jul 2019


Meghalaya's additional chief secretary in charge of the political department will lead the panel to examine a CBI report on the 2009 education job scam, following a direction from the Meghalaya HC, Shillong.


The incumbent chief secretary PS Thangkhiew is named an accused in the CBI report.


A division bench of Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice H S Thangkhiew passed the order last week while granting the state government the extension of six months to complete the inquiry into job scam.


The CBI report had highlighted that the majority of candidates were appointed in an irregular manner by changing their original marks on account of experience, education, qualification in the score-sheets by applying a white fluid (correction ink).


It had pointed out that while the education department had selected 350 candidates, 255 other names were included in the list on the recommendation of politicians.


Among the politicians named in the report are five cabinet ministers, the then speaker and six legislators in the Congress-led coalition government besides other politicians for tampering with the score-sheets of the candidates applying for the post of assistant teachers in 2010.

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