The Hindu: CHENNAI, January 14, 2012
TNPSC Chairman quits over graft charges
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Chairman R. Sellamuthu, who is facing allegations of corruption in recruitment of candidates, has submitted his resignation to Governor K. Rosaiah highly placed sources said.
His resignation, submitted to the Governor on Thursday, came ahead of searches across the State by the vigilance directorate police on Friday at the residences of candidates allegedly recruited by corrupt means. The Governor's office is learnt to have referred the matter to the State government, and a formal notification will be issued after the resignation is accepted.
Mr. Sellamuthu, an IAS officer of the 1976 batch, was appointed to the post in January 2010, when the DMK government was in office. His term was due to end in June this year on his attaining the age of 62.
The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption had registered a criminal case against Mr. Sellamuthu and all the 13 Members of the TNPSC following allegations of corrupt practices in the recruitment of candidates to various posts, including Group-I Services. The case was based on a complaint by TNPSC Secretary T. Udhayachandran, who wrote to the Chief Secretary about certain irregularities. When investigators searched the premises of 53 candidates in 21 districts on Friday, a majority of them allegedly admitted to having paid huge bribes to TNPSC members to get full marks in the interview. “Many of the candidates are in Government service now. They gave details of the bribe paid to the members through middlemen. The searches were based on evidence that the candidates paid bribes to get full marks in various recruitments conducted by the TNPSC… candidates who paid bribes got 100 per cent marks in the personal interview,” an investigator said.
When the DVAC conducted searches on the premises of TNPSC members, officials and middlemen late last year, names, registration numbers or answer scripts of candidates were found. Some members even had unofficial copies of an unpublished list of selected candidates to various posts for which the TNPSC conducted the recruitment.
Cyber security experts of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Thiruvananthapuram, who seized the TNPSC server and other gadgets for analysis on December 13, are expected to submit their findings soon.
In a separate development, Nallathambi, an advocate of Madurai, lodged a complaint with the Police Commissioner here that he paid Rs. 67 lakh to one Uma Maheswari who, he alleged, had promised to get him the post of Member, TNPSC. However, she neither got him the post nor returned the money.
Nallathambi is the younger brother of former Assembly Speaker K Kalimuthu. Ms. Uma Maheswari, who also came to the Police Commissioner's office, maintained that she had never met the complainant. Commissioner of Police J.K. Tripathy said the matter was referred to the Central Crime Branch for investigation.
TNPSC Chairman quits over graft charges
Composition of TNPSC
Thiru R.Sellamuthu,I.A.S (Retd.) Hon'ble Chairman 044-28297765
Thiru M. Ramasamy Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92 ext.303
Thiru T.Sankaralingam Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92 ext.305
Dr.K.Lakshmanan Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92 ext.307
Tmt.M.Shobini Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92 ext.309
Dr.S.Xavier Jesu Raja Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92 ext.405
Dr. K. M. Ravi Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92 ext.409
Thiru. G. Shanmuga Murugan Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92 ext.402
Thiru. K. K. Raja Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92 ext.407
Dr. S. Panneerselvam Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92
Thiru V. Rathinasabapathy Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92
Dr. P. Perumalsamy Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92
Thiru T. Kuppusamy Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92
Thiru G. Selvamani Hon'ble Member 044-28297584-86,91-92
The Commission meets at frequent intervals and hands down necessary rules, policies, guidelines and decisions on various issues arising from time to time. The Secretary to the Commission holds responsibility of ensuring implementation of its' various decisions, besides handling day-to-day administration, departmental promotion committees, oral tests for recruitment, etc. The Controller of Exams is responsible for notifying and conducting recruitment and departmental exams.
Currently, the above posts are manned by:
Thiru. T.Udhaya Chandran, I.A.S., Secretary 044-28297767
Thiru. Anil Meshram, I.A.S., Controller of Examinations 044-28297768
Comment: All properties of Corrupt bureaucrats must be confiscated through court orders and converted to schools or libraries for benefit of citizens whose tax payers money has been squandered by IAS mafia.
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