No staff with Manav Bharti University degrees in 128 Himachal colleges : The Tribune India


Bhanu P Lohumi

Tribune press service

Shimla, September 22

No employee working in 128 of the state’s 140 government colleges got the job on the basis of a degree earned at Manav Bharti University (MBU), which is accused of defrauding fake degrees.

The Ministry of Higher Education had requested details of staff recruited from colleges who had earned MBU degrees, but none of these people had been employed, according to information received from 128 colleges. There are 5,100 employees in 140 state government colleges, including Sanskrit colleges.

The department has sent a reminder to the principals of the remaining colleges to provide the information at the earliest, higher education director Amarjit Sharma said.

DGP had written to all departments giving details of employees who got jobs based on MBU diplomas. Therefore, the department sought information that would be shared with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the bogus degree scam.

In a letter to the Chief Secretary in April 2021, HPPERC Chairman Major General Atul Kaushik (Retired) said that to ensure that only qualified and eligible candidates were appointed in the government sector, it was important to verify the credentials of all contract and regular employees. obtained from the MBU.

The SIT had so far scanned 14 of the 55 hard drives and detected 36,000 false diplomas. The number is set to multiply when the remaining 41 hard drives are scanned.

The SIT had also detected properties worth Rs 440 crore, of which properties worth Rs 194.74 crore were linked to the proceeds of crime and were attached. Preliminary investigations had revealed that each degree was being sold for Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh.


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