September 30, 2020

GATE score check to prevent fraud

Patna: Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPHCL) will cross-check the scorecards of Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering (GATE) before recruiting anyone for posts meant for engineering graduates.

The decision has been taken in the wake of a recent incident in which a person was found to have been appointed against a fake GATE scorecard. “We are going to recruit around 240 engineers and all those who would apply for these posts would have to provide their login ID and password for crosschecking the GATE score,” BSPHCL director (administration) R. Lakshmanan told The Telegraph.

Since the 2017 GATE examination, a new system was introduced in which candidates are provided a login ID and password using which they can access their scorecard.

The BSPHCL has come out with the new safeguard for checking the scorecard in case any candidate uses a forged GATE scorecard for getting the job of information technology manager in August 2016. A total of 300 appointments had been made at that time.

BSPHCL received a complaint against candidate Neeraj Kumar and found that his scorecard was fake. His services were terminated with effect from June 2 this year.

“We are going to use a legal process to recover the salary paid to the candidate who got appointed against the fake scorecard,” Laxmanan said. Also, BSHPCL is in the process of crosschecking the scorecards of all candidates whose appointments were made in 2016 and so far 90 per cent of the scorecards have been checked of which one fake case has been detected.

The holding company has asked the remaining appointees to provide their details within 10 days so that their scorecards too could be crosschecked. Till 2014, the institution, which conducted the GATE examination, used to provide a hard copy of the GATE scorecard in a given year. In 2015, a new system was introduced under which the candidates used to get a QR code using which they could access their scorecard. This system continued till 2016 and since 2017, a login ID and password are provided to each candidate to obtain the details of one’s scorecard.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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