New Delhi: Four public sector banks (PSBs) including IOB and BoB have detected 315 cases wherein candidates submitted fake certificate at the time of appointment.
PSBs have managerial autonomy in recruitment of officers, clerical and sub-staff.
"Four PSBs have reported cases of fake certificates being submitted at the time of appointment," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Giving details, he said Oriental Bank of Commerce, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of Baroda and Andhra Bank reported 4, 253, 30 and 28 cases respectively involving fake certificates.
The candidates submitted fake caste, qualification and service certificates.
In case of Indian Overseas Bank, 89 officials and staff members were also found involved.
The PSBs make offer of appointment after verification of the eligibility and identity of the candidate and supporting documents.
"In case of doubts/discrepancies, PSBs refer the matter to concerned issuing authority and if such certificates are found to be fake, then the appointment of such candidates is terminated," Jaitley said.
To check incidents of impersonation, a biometric authentication process has also been introduced by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, which conducts the recruitment process on behalf of PSBs, other than the SBI....