The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, August 30
Social Justice, Empowerment, and Minorities Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur said that the fake Scheduled Caste certificate of Jaswinder Singh, son of Mr. Gurmeet Singh, who posted an Agricultural Development Officer at Guru Har Sahai (Ferozepur), has been invalidated by the state-level scrutiny committee established by the Punjab Government.
Providing details, Cabinet Minister stated that a complaint was lodged by Balbir Singh son of Nirmal Singh village Alampur Post Office Kauli, Tehsil and District Patiala with the Principal Secretary of Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities. In this complaint it was revealed that Jaswinder Singh son of Gurmeet Singh had obtained the fake Scheduled Caste certificate.
Furthermore, the minister added that Jaswinder Singh actually belongs to the Kamboj caste, but he has obtained the fake Scheduled Caste to belonging to Balmik caste. He has secured the job of Agricultural Development Officer in the Agriculture Department at Guru Har Sahai (Ferozpur).
Dr. Baljit Kaur shared that Jaswinder Singh, son of Gurmeet Singh, was born on 12.05.1969 and was legally adopted by Inder Singh on 22.8.1989. Regarding the contentious matter of Jaswinder Singh’s adoption, no documentation has been provided concerning an inquiry conducted by him by the District Magistrate. Jaswinder Singh had filed a lawsuit against his biological parents in the Court of Hon’ble Civil Judge Jalalabad. His certificates, issued by the Punjab School Education Board, include the Matriculation Examination (March 1985) and Senior Secondary Education Part-II (April 1989) certificates, on which certificate wrote the name Jaswinder Singh son of Gurmeet Singh.
According to Dr. Baljit Kaur, after reviewing the report from the Vigilance Cell, the State Level Scrutiny Committee confirmed that Mr. Jaswinder Singh’s Scheduled Caste Certificate is fraudulent and has revoke it.
The minister stated that department has written to the Deputy Commissioner of Ferozepur, requesting the cancellation and confiscation of Jaswinder Singh’s Scheduled Caste Certificate No. 466, dated 21st January 1995.
Dr. Baljit Kaur emphasized that the Punjab government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, is dedicated to safeguarding the interests of the Scheduled Caste in the state.