In a shocking submission, the DoPT in its affidavit submitted to Uttarakhand HC said that Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, is not a recognized institution.
According to media reports, the Staff Selection Commission has released the result of 2018 GD Constable Recruitment Exam but appointments of the candidates have not been made.
The ex-official's wife, Sudhanshubala, was working as an insurance agent with a private company since 2009.
Dubbing the OSSC as a house of corruption, Mohapatra said the arrest of Biranchi Narayan Sahoo, private secretary to the member of the commission, is not enough.
A team of Vigilance officers visited the OSSC office in the city on the day to verify the roles and responsibilities of Biranchi when he was working with the Commission.
Investigators suspect that the officer might have received kickbacks from applicants by abusing his official position as some admit cards were recovered from his house and mobile phone.
Bank slips indicating huge cash deposits, recruitment-related admit cards of applicants and other incriminating documents have been recovered from Biranchi Narayan Sahoo's possession.