Principals Asked to Scrutinise Disability Certificates Used for College Admissions

Bhubaneswar: Admission cases will be filed in Bhadrak College with fake disability certificates. The Secretary of
Higher Education has ordered the verification of all the disability certificates. He has written letters to all
government and private college principals. CDMO of the district has ordered the issuance of all the disability
certificates. The Secretary of Higher Education has directed that action be taken if anyone is found to be fake in the
investigation. The local police have been instructed to cancel the admission of the students who issued the fake certificate. In a letter to the Principals of all Government, Non-Government, and Self-Financing colleges under the
Higher Education Department,Secretary Saswat Mishra stated, “Verify the disability certificates of the PH-OH students through CDMO of the district concerned.”After verification, if students are found to have taken admission with fake certificates, appropriate steps must be taken to cancel their admission immediately. FIR should be lodged against
such students at local police station,” Mishra’s letter further read. The matter was taken up seriously by the Department after a report of fake disability certificates used for getting admission in Bhadrak (Autonomous) College surfaced. The matter is under inquiry and action will be taken against such students, said Mishra.

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