Criminal action against fake certificates says C Vijayabaskar
CHENNAI: Health Minister Dr. C. Vijayabaskar has warned that criminal action would be initiated on those students who submit fake certificates to secure admissions in the ongoing MBBSBDS medical counselling.Responding to an issue raised in the State Assembly on Tuesday by DMK member Palanivel Thiyagarajan, the Minister said the applications are subjected to 'hawk-eyed scrutiny' and out of 39,013 applications received, a total of 3,516 applications were rejected due to unsatisfactory information.

The minister further said that a team of officials has been appointed to verify the students' birth certificates, the parents' birth certificates, their 10th and 12th mark sheets, community certificates and ration cards to ensure the student is eligible for a seat under the State quota. He noted that the parents and students are also made to sign an affidavit stating that the student and his/her parent is liable for punishment under the law if found to provide false personal information.

Earlier, raising the issue, Palanivel Thiyagarajan said students from other States were securing admissions in TN by producing dual nativity certificates.