Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has forwarded a letter to the Kerala chief secretary recommending that IAS status not be conferred on Thalassery sub collector Asif K Yusuf, Mathrubhumi reported.
An detailed inquiry conduced by Ernakulam District Collector S Suhas into the complaint against Asif K Yusuf had established that he submitted forged documents related to the income of his parents for getting reservation. Collector Suhas had submitted his report to the state chief secretary in November last year.
The Union government guidelines stipulate that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs 6 lakh or above for three consecutive years fall within the creamy layer and are not entitled to get the benefit of reservation set aside for the OBC.
As per income tax records, the father and the mother of Asif had a gross total income of Rs 21,80,963 in 2012-13, Rs 23,05,100 in 2013-14 and Rs 28,71,375 in 2014-15.
The Union Government has recommended that Asif K Yusuf’s caste and income certificates be cancelled. The report also called for action against the Kanayannur Tahsildhar for awarding fake certificate.
Even though the non-creamy layer certificate does not impact clearing the UPSC civil service examination, the certificate helps the candidate in getting himself reallocated to a service that requires a higher rank.
Asif K Yusuf had secured 215th rank in the 2015 civil services examination. As per the UPSC allocation list for 2015, while the candidates till the rank of 96 (from a list of 1,078 candidates) were allocated IAS, those after that were allocated IPS in the general category. However, Asif K Yusuf who was otherwise was eligible for IPS, was allocated IAS under the OBC category.
Asif K Yousuf’s IAS has not yet been confirmed as he has not received a vigilance clearance from the state government.
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