Unani Seat Scam: No Action Yet

Published: 20th November 2014 06:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2014 06:16 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The Health Department has not initiated action against the accused even one-and-a-half month after receiving a report on the alleged scam of selling seats of Unani courses to students from other states and creation of forged documents by officials.

The issue was raised in the recent Syndicate meeting of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). Vijaykumar Gogi, the director of AYUSH Department and RGUHS syndicate member, had raised the issue and asked authorities to tighten the admission and examination process.

According to information available, Gogi submitted a report to the Principal Secretary of Health Department on October 7 about the alleged scam. In the report, he had mentioned names of five people including the Joint Director (Medical Education) of Ayush Directorate, Dr Hasibunnisa, BGUMC (Government Unani Medical College, Bengaluru) Principal Dr Ifthikharuddin, former Assistant Administrative Officer A L Jayaramu, second division assistant (case worker) Meenakshi T A and typist Narasamma.

“After completion of the admission process by KEA for Ayush and Unani courses, AYUSH Department called for walk-in interviews to fill the vacant seats. During that time, BGUMC authorities did not inform about their vacant seats and sold them to non-Karnataka students,” states his report. 

The report also said, “The principal and other staff forged documents and allowed them to appear for examinations.”

A few days after the report was submitted, Principal Secretary to the Health department Sivasailam asked Gogi to submit another report on charges against those mentioned in the earlier report, with supporting documents and witnesses for the same.

“We have submitted all the documents asked by the Secretary almost a month ago. But, till date we have not received any communication about if action has been initiated,” said Gogi. According to Gogi, even RGUHS is equally responsible for what has happened.


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