Dubious By Degrees
India Legal|November 25, 2019
These are becoming an epidemic, but with the CBI investigating the scandals it may lead to a Pandora’s Box with the probes including verification of certificates deposited by government employees
Vipin Pubby

“Special Task Force unearths fake marksheet scandal in UP”

“Fake marksheet scandal busted in Saurashtra University”

“Delhi HC asks former DUSU president to disclose who gave him false marksheet”

“Failed 47 times but got NLUI degree”

“Agra Police files chargesheet against Rajasthan MLA in fake marksheet case”

“CID to probe fake marksheet case scandal”

“Fake marksheet scandal unearthed in Vadodara”

“Fake degree, marksheet scam busted in Meerut”

THESE are some of the headlines pertaining to fake mark sheets and degrees that hit newspapers in the recent past. In several cases, it took years, even decades, to detect such scandals in which those who failed in examinations succeeded in landing jobs and other benefits. The malaise is spread across the country.

Recently, a fake university, offering degrees to those who never appeared in classrooms, was detected in Meghalaya. In Punjab and other states, hundreds of government employees were charge sheeted and are facing disciplinary proceedings for fake certificates.

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