New Delhi: At least thirteen drivers got jobs with the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on fake licences, a probe has revealed.
DTC has now asked Delhi Police to register a criminal case against them.
According to a senior DTC official, CBI recently handed over a list of such drivers, who were suspected to get jobs in DTC on forged licences after an investigation in a case pertaining to fraud license.
“As per our initial investigation, all 13 drivers were found guilty for getting jobs in DTC on fake license. At the time of hiring, they showed that they got license from Mathura Authority. When DTC approached Mathura Authority, they said that these licenses were not issued by them”, the official said.
The official said that DTC had hired these drivers through Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSB) and also blamed it for not checking the drivers’ licenses.
“It was the responsibility of DSSB to check applicants’ licenses before hiring them, but it didn’t,” he said.
“DTC chairman Debashree Mukherjee has written a letter to Delhi Police to register criminal case against them. Besides, we are also investigating the case on our own,” the official said.
Asked why DTC has not suspended these drivers so far, he said that initial investigation found them guilty and once probe is completed, they would definitely sacked.
According to another official, there are several such drivers who got jobs on forged licenses. They were hired through DSSB at the time of Commonwealth Games in 2010.
Many of them had got fake licenses issued in their names from Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Nagpur, among other states and got jobs in DTC