The Uttarakhand Congress has demanded that a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe should be ordered for all the recruitments done by the Uttarakhand Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UKSSSC). The Vice President (organisation) of Uttarakhand Congress, Mathura Dutt Joshi said that it has come to light recently that papers of examinations for the VPDO conducted by UKSSSC were leaked and a sum of Rs 15 lakh was taken from the candidates for the purpose. He said that the state government is trying to close the matter by making a few arrests but the scam clearly shows that senior officers and influential persons were involved in this. Joshi alleged that similar scams occurred in the examinations of the forest guards, village Panchayat secretary, Village development officer and LT examination and all the recruitment are under cloud. He claimed that all those who have been arrested so far in the recruitment scam are only pawns while the bigger fish are roaming scot free and the government system doesn’t want to reach out to them. Joshi further claimed that a high level inquiry would reveal involvement of many big names of secretariat, service commission, Vidhan Sabha and corridors of power in the scam. Joshi said that one of the persons arrested in the scam is associated with the company which was entrusted for making recruitments in Vidhan Sabha during the tenure of Prem Chand Agarwal as speaker.
He said that rampant irregularities and favouritism prevailed in the recruitment in cooperative banks and the ruling party MLAs Suresh Rathore and Yatishwaranand during the last BJP government had alleged a major scam in cooperatives. He said that it appears that the scam was done under the patronage of the cooperatives minister. He demanded that a fair inquiry should be held in the cooperative scam and that it be done only when the cooperatives minister Dhan Singh Rawat is removed from his position.