The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority stated that the cases related to fake academic credentials have topped the list of charge-sheets filed at the Special Court since the establishment of the anti-graft body.
According to the anti-graft body, it has filed as many as 2,437 cases at the court against civil servants, teachers, and police personnel during the period. The annual average of the graft cases is around 84. The cases filed at the court have remained 351.
On the subject-wise filing of cases, fake academic credentials have outnumbered other cases like those on corruption and irregularities. Statistics that have been provided by the CIAA showed that it dealt with 1,106 cases of fake credentials, followed by bribery and amassing disproportionate assets.
According to the CIAA, the tendency of submitting fake academic credentials, which include teaching licenses and citizenship certificates, for joining government service, getting promotion and receiving government facilities is rampant in public offices.