Three Haryana government employees have been sacked for impersonation in the Haryana Common Eligibility Test (CET) examination held on October 21 and 22 for Group-D posts, informed an official spokesperson on Saturday.
The sacked employees are Devi Parson, who was serving as a peon in district treasury office in Hisar; Kavita Devi, a constable in the Haryana Police; and Amarlata, a sub-inspector in Haryana Police.
The trio was caught impersonating other candidates during the CET examination. The matter came to light after the invigilators noticed discrepancies in the biometric fingerprints of some candidates.
An inquiry was ordered into the matter, and the three employees were found guilty of impersonation. They were subsequently dismissed from service.
The spokesperson said that the government has taken a serious view of the matter and will take strict action against any employee found involved in impersonation or other malpractices.
The spokesperson added that the government is committed to providing fair and transparent opportunities to all candidates in recruitment examinations.
The CET examination is conducted by the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) for Group-D posts in various departments of the Haryana government.
The examination is held annually and attracts a large number of candidates.
This is not the first time that employees have been caught impersonating in the CET examination. In 2017, six employees were dismissed from service for impersonation.
The government has taken several steps to prevent impersonation in recruitment examinations. These include the use of biometric fingerprint scanning, the installation of CCTV cameras in examination centers, and the deployment of invigilators from outside the department.
However, impersonation still remains a problem. The government needs to continue to take strict action against those who engage in this malpractice.
In addition to dismissing the three employees, the government has also ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter. The inquiry will look into the circumstances that led to the impersonation and will also identify any other employees who may be involved.
The government is also considering taking steps to improve the security of the CET examination. These steps may include the use of more sophisticated biometric fingerprint scanning technology and the deployment of more invigilators.
The government’s actions in this case are a welcome step. Impersonation is a serious malpractice that can undermine the fairness of the recruitment process. The government needs to continue to take strict action against those who engage in this malpractice.