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Statewide alert over job rackets
 GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - Multiple government job rackets have come to the fore in the State, sending officials into a tizzy. In the latest instance, the excise department has detected persons who came to join as constables producing fake appointment letters.

Following the detection, an alert has been sent out to all superintendents cautioning that “fraudulent elements are issuing appointment letters for various posts under the excise department.” The district excise officials were directed not to allow any such person to join in any excise office and report the matter to police. “No appointment has been made for any post by the excise commissionerate,” an official said.

According to a fake appointment letter assessed by this correspondent, the victim was charged Rs 31,500 as “security earnest money” which would be “refunded after three months”.

The excise department has launched an inquiry into the incident. In another case, a suspicious advertisement regarding jobs in ‘Swachh Jal Mission’ was circulated in newspapers, prompting the chief engineer of public health engineering (PHE) department to inform Dispur police.

“Apparently, the advertisements appeared fake as it resembled a government employment notification,” a senior PHE official said. Vacancies for 62 LDA posts, 183 computer operators and 29 Grade IV posts were advertised in the notification.

In another instance, a fake tender for an excise department hologram was posted in a private website recently. The advertisement was removed a few days later.

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