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Verification of caste is harassment: Air India staff

mumbai Updated: May 21, 2010 01:04 IST
Soubhik Mitra

Air India employees holding reserved category posts have opposed the airline’s move to verify caste certificates alleging harassment.

On May 4, the Air Corporations’ SC/ST Employees Association (ACEA), a body formed by reserved caste employees, sent a letter to the airline asking it to dissolve a recently appointed task force to verify caste certificates.

The letter alleges that the airline is trying to arm twist some members of the association under the guise of re-verifying their caste certificate. “People mentioned in the list of suspected employees have been serving the company for more than 15 years,” said R.Y. Bankar, general secretary of the association.

On May 19, Hindustan Times reported how the airline’s task force is going slow on identifying people suspected of forging caste certificates to get a job.

The association also claims the Delhi High Court order on verification of caste certificates does not apply to public sector undertakings outside Delhi.