THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The missing recruitment file of Saju George, the PSC Secretary-designate, has been traced to the Records Section on Friday under mysterious circumstances.
The recruitment file of Saju, claiming benefits due to Mala Araya community, was found missing and the PSC Chairman had ordered him to go on leave pending his appointment as Secretary and reproduce the lost file on December 2, 2014. Chairman K S Radhakrishnan and some of the Commission members were allegedly on a witch-hunt thereafter and wanted to torpedo the Cabinet decision to appoint Saju as Secretary. PSC sources confirmed that the file was remaining intact.
The main allegation against Saju was that he had manipulated the caste which was recorded as CSI Christian in the SSLC book to claim benefits under the Mala Araya community converted to Christianity. Following the alleged lobbying by vested interests, Governor P Sathasivam had returned the file related Saju’s appointment to the Chief Minister’s office. GAD secretary K R Jyothilal had sought a report from the Secretary whether Saju had submitted the caste certificate that he belonged to ST Mala Araya community, before the last date for submission of application in 1995.
The letter, a copy of which is with Express’ sought the files pertaining to the Special Recruitment to the cadre of Section Officer for ST candidates as per notification dated November 7, 1995.