HYDERABAD: Five outsourcing health assistants and two data entry operators working in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) were removed from the works assigned through the existing agencies with immediate effect for fake birth certificates scam in GHMC.
Health Assistants Kanna Rao (Alwal Circle), A Raju and Y Ramakrishna and Bapu Naidu (Circle 18) and Nani Babu (Quthbullapur) while two data entry operators Bhau Prakash (Quthbullapur) and Kiran Kumar (Secunderabad) were removed. However, no action was initiated against GHMC officials for absorbing the accused outsourced staff and paying salaries to them. For absorbing the corrupt staff back into the service who were working in Quthbullapur, Alwal and other GHMC circles, there are allegations that some GHMC officials at the head office collected huge amounts running into few lakhs from the them.
Over a dozen persons, including GHMC health assistants, were arrested for involvement in a racket that issued birth certificates to applicants fraudulently. The Rachakonda police found that the gang, assisted by 14 agents had issued more than 2,000 such certificates in last three years.The GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said that GHMC would not spare any staff or officials found involved in corrupt practices.
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