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Posted at: Oct 12, 2018, 12:07 AM; last updated: Oct 12, 2018, 12:07 AM (IST)

Candidate gets fake driver’s licence for job

Ravinder Saini
Tribune News Service
Rewari, October 11

A candidate selected for the post of a driver with the Transport Department has got a fake heavy motor driver’s licence made to get selected for the job. 

This came to light in an inquiry report submitted on October 5 by Pradeep Dahiya, Secretary, Regional Transport Authority (RTA), Rewari, to DC Ashok Sharma.

Dahiya also found Rajni, a junior programmer, guilty of helping the candidate, Rakesh Kumar, in getting the fake licence. The involvement of her relative has been established.The fake licence was issued in July. The DC has sacked Rajni. She had been working on contract for the past six months, sources said. 

Sources said the RTA was preparing to file a police complaint against Kumar. 

Kumar was issued a genuine licence on December 8, 2015, but he required at least three years’ experience of driving after the issuance of the licence for the post of a driver advertised in 2017. 

Nevertheless, he applied for the post and got selected. On verification, Kumar submitted an affidavit claiming that the licence was issued in 2012, but by mistake a wrong date was mentioned on it, the sources said. 

“Kumar approached the RTA office to get the ‘mistake’ rectified. On his request, officials checked the record and found the date correct. So, he planned to get a fake licence,” Dahiya told The Tribune. He said Rajni and her relative helped Kumar in getting a duplicate license. “She asked a data entry operator to tamper with the record while posing Kumar as her relative.” The fake licence was made with December 8, 2012, as the date of issuance. 

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