The Centre’s Department of Personnel and Training has forwarded a letter to the Kerala chief secretary recommending to cancel the IAS status conferred to Thalassery sub collector Asif K Yusuf.
The Central government has recommended the Kerala government to take action against Thalassery Sub Collector Asif K Yusuf, as it was found that the Other Backward Caste (OBC) certificate, submitted by the officer, is not valid.
In the letter to Chief Secretary of Kerala, Centre’s Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said that the OBC certificate and the income certificate, issued by the Tahsildar of Kanayanur Taluk office in favour of IAS officer Asif, is “erroneous and incorrect”.
The letter sought immediate action against the IAS officer under different sections of Indian Administrative Service (Probation) rules and All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) rules.
Sub Collector Asif, a 2016 batch IAS officer, had previously submitted fake income certificates to avail reservations under OBC category which is a crime as per section 12 of All India Probation Act.
After clearing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams, candidates submit a non-creamy certificate to avail the benefits under OBC for allotment of services. As per the Central government rule, to fall under the non-creamy layer of OBC category, the parents of the candidates should not have a gross annual income of Rs 6 lakh or above for three consecutive years.
“Ernakulam District Collector S Suhas was directed by the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, to conduct an inquiry into the complaint. In November 2019, a detailed report was submitted to the Chief Secretary, stating that Asif K. Yusuf had submitted forged documents and the income certificate to get the benefits under OBC category.” as quoted by TheNewsMinute.com