Vigilance raids PSC training centres in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram: The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau raided PSC training centres here.
Based on a complaint from the Kerala Public Service Commission secretary, the vigilance is raiding all the major training centres in the capital city.
The officials raided two training centres named Lakshya and Veto. During the raid in Veto, Vigilance caught a Fire Force officer, who was training the students.
Vigilance also found that training centre Lakshya was owned by the wife of a Secretariat employee named Shibu.
There had been allegations against training centres run by the public administration department in the secretariat. It is alleged that they had influences in the question paper section.
Following this, the public administration department issued a show cause notice to the officers. Both the public administration department and PSC had sought investigation into the matter. Based on this, the vigilance started the probe.
The allegations have been levelled against three officers in the public administration department. Two among them are running training centres after taking long leave. They have registered the training centres in the name of others.
Meanwhile, one of the government officers, against who allegations have been levelled, appeared for the KAS examination on Saturday.
At present the vigilance will probe into the personal assets of these government officials and their connection with PSC.