APSC ‘cash for job’ scam: Assam government suspends multiple APS, ASC officers

Assam’s government has suspended 21 civil servant officers in the ‘cash for job’ scam case. The suspended officers are from different departments. Apart from this, summons have been issued to many other officers to appear before the SIT.

The Assam government has suspended 21 civil servant officers in the ‘cash for job’ scam case in the Assam Public Service Commission. Of the 21 suspended officers, 11 are from Assam Police Service (APS), four from Assam Civil Service (ASC), three Assistant Employment Officers, two Registrars of Cooperative Societies and one Excise Inspector.

Government sources gave this information on Friday. Sources said that two of these APS officers were arrested last week. The inspection of the matter is going on. Apart from this, summons have been issued to many other officers to appear before the SIT.

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The suspension notification states that these officers were beneficiaries of the cash-for-jobs scam in APSC. Apart from this, it has been said that these people were not entitled to get jobs. These people have obtained jobs by wrong means.

The APSC recommendation for the recruitment of these officers was illegal. There has been corruption in this. The numbers of these people were increased later, and then the results were declared.

It has been said in the notification that in view of this the officers have been suspended with immediate effect. It has been said that on the basis of this evidence, the suspended officers are now facing investigation.