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Bribes for Jobs Scandal Unearthed in Hasan

by Kathy Jones on  September 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
In a fresh embarrassment to the Karnataka state government, a number of people filed complaints with the Hassan Town police station claiming that they are being asked to pay bribes if they want a job at a government hospital.
 Bribes for Jobs Scandal Unearthed in Hasan
Bribes for Jobs Scandal Unearthed in Hasan
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According to one of the complainant, S S Prabhakar, people are being asked to pay bribes worth Rs 1.25 lakhs if they want a technician's post while a storekeeper's job costs around Rs 1.8 lakhs. Prabhakar went on to claim that a number of high level people in the government are behind the scam and has named medical education minister Ramachandra Gowda's personal assistant Virupaksha as one of the accused.

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While some of them refuse to pay bribes, others do. However it is not enough to be assured of a job. Says Krishnaiah Shetty, who paid Rs 2.5 lakh to executive officer L Jayaram, "I paid Rs 2.5 lakh to executive officer L Jayaram as bribe. I didn't get the job and hence asked him to pay me back. He paid me back Rs 1.5 lakh in cash."

So far the chief minister B S Yeddyurappa cancelled the appointment of 387 staff, all C and D group employees, in Mysore and Hassan medical colleges and has appointed additional chief secretary Abhijit Das Gupta to initiate an inquiry.


Source: Medindia
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