In a statement issued by the UPSC on Friday, it was said, ‘The claims of both the persons are false. They have forged documents in their favor to prove their claims. By doing so, both Makrani and Tushar have violated the provisions of the Civil Services Examination, 2022 Rules notified by the Central Government (Department of Personnel and Training), the statement said.
UPSC told Ayesha’s result
Therefore, as per the provisions of the Examination Rules, UPSC is considering criminal and disciplinary punitive action against both the candidates for their acts of cheating, according to the statement. “The system of UPSC is robust as well as fully foolproof and such errors are not possible,” the statement said.
UPSC conducts Civil Services Examination every year in three stages-Preliminary, Main and Interview to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).
Sharing the details, the commission said that Salimuddin Makrani’s daughter Ayesha Makrani (who claimed to have been recommended by UPSC for her final selection) forged documents in her favour. The statement said that the actual roll number of Ayesha Makrani is 7805064. He appeared in the preliminary examination held on June 5, 2022 and scored only 22.22 marks in General Studies Paper-I and 21.09 marks in General Studies Paper-II.
Ayesha could not pass the prelims itself
UPSC said, “As per the requirement of examination rules, he was required to obtain at least 66 marks in Paper-II. She has not only failed to qualify in Paper-II but also scored less than the cut-off marks in Paper-I. The cut-off marks for the preliminary examination of the year 2022 was 88.22 marks for the unreserved category.
Therefore, Ayesha Makrani failed in the preliminary stage itself and could not proceed to the next stage of examination, the statement said. On the other hand, Ayesha Fathima, daughter of Naziruddin with roll number 7811744, is the genuine candidate who has secured 184th rank in the final result of UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2022, according to UPSC.
Not Tushar of Haryana, Tushar of Bihar is the real contender
Similarly, in case of Tushar s/o Brijmohan of Rewari, Haryana, he had applied for Civil Services (Prelims) Examination, 2022 and was allotted Roll No. 2208860 for this examination. UPSC said that he appeared in the preliminary examination and scored minus 22.89 marks in General Studies Paper-I and 44.73 marks in General Studies Paper-II. The statement said that Tushar also failed in the preliminary stage itself and could not proceed to the next stage of the examination.
“On the other hand, it is confirmed that Tushar Kumar, s/o Ashwani Kumar Singh, resident of Bihar, bearing Roll No. 1521306, is the genuine candidate who has secured 44th rank in the UPSC examination,” the statement said.
UPSC raged on the media
The Commission said that there have been a lot of reports about these two in the electronic/print media. “One of such media channels has irresponsibly reported that UPSC has rectified its mistake in one of the above two cases and is probing the matter as to how such error occurred,” the statement said.
The statement said that several other media channels and social media portals also circulated this news without any verification. UPSC said that the said media channel displayed unprofessional attitude.
“It is reiterated that the UPSC has a robust and well-maintained system to rectify any such error of the alleged nature,” the statement said. Media is expected to verify the veracity of such claims with UPSC before airing/publishing news of such fake claims through their print/channels.