- A mega scam in recruitment for over 2,400 vacancies has been unearthed in Maharashtra.
- Police are interrogating the project managers from Manipal Technologies Ltd (MTL), which had won a bid in 2015 to conduct the recruitment process.
- The Economic Offences Wing said that the selection process had been cancelled in Maharashtra.
The FIR was filed on the basis of a complaint by an assistant post master general in Mumbai and names P V Mallya and other directors of MTL. Dubbing it a big scam, Justice A M Badar of the Bombay high court refused to grant pre-arrest bail to Mallya on November 3.
He said, “The case in hand appears to be a case of a big scam in recruitment in the department of posts… Selection to public employment has to be a fair and impartial process, based on merit of eligible candidates… This job was entrusted by DoP with utmost trust on the company… Prima facie, it is seen that, the company has breached the trust reposed by it and had shown nepotism and partiality in selecting candidates for obvious reasons.”
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) said that the selection process had been cancelled in Maharashtra. No one has been arrested so far. Police are interrogating the project managers from the company which was in charge of the recruitment process.
The exam was conducted in March 2015 and the results were declared in March 2016. It was held to fill in 1,680 posts of postmen, 21 mail guards and 733 multitask servants (MTS).