UPSC Civil Services 2016 third ranker, Gopalakrishna Ronanki in a fix for ‘fake’ disability certificate

Muralikrishna, in his petition claimed that Gopalakrishna obtained the top rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination of 2016, by producing a fake orthopaedically-handicapped certificate.

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 UPSC Civil Services 2016 third ranker, Gopalakrishna Ronanki in a fix for fake disability certificate

The results of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Exam 2016 were announced on May 31 evening on the official website, the link for which is upsc.gov.in

This year, Karnataka’s Nandini KR has topped the UPSC civil services examination 2016.

(Read: Topper Nandini K R scores 55.3 per cent in UPSC Civil Services exam: Check marks of top three rank holders )

Recently, the UPSC Civil Services third ranker, Gopalkrishna Ronanki, who scored 1,101 marks i.e. 54.37 per cent has come under fake disability certificate case.

The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed Ronanki Gopalakrishna, to file a reply on a plea claiming that he had produced a ‘fake’ handicapped certificate for the exam.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the exam, was also issued a notice in this matter.

More on the matter:

  • The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Rajani issued notices based on a PIL filed by advocate Murali Krishna
  • Further, the court gave three weeks time to the respondents to file their replies.
(Read: UPSC Civil Services Results 2016: Meet the top 3 rank holders )

Here’s what the petitioner claimed:

  • Muralikrishna, in his petition claimed that Gopalakrishna obtained the top rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination of 2016, by producing a fake orthopaedically-handicapped certificate
  • By producing a fake physically handicapped certificate he surpassed over all the OBC candidates where the cut off marks for selection is 110 marks.

Moreover, the petitioner in HT report said, “While all the other candidates had to complete the examination within three hours, Ronanki had taken four hours to write the papers in the Mains.”

However, when contacted Gopalakrishna denied the claims saying he was thoroughly examined by a panel of doctor appointed by UPSC which declared that his right hand has problem and the extent of disability is 59 per cent as certified by the Andhra Pradesh government.

[Source”indianexpress”]