National Commission for Schedule Tribes (NCST) has asked Uttar Pradesh Government to provide report on allegedly fake certificates of Gond tribal community. According to government spokes person the commission in a letter to UP Chief Secretary, has said that it has been brought to the notice of the Commission that many persons from other communities in Gorakhpur, Devaria, Maharajganj, Basti, Aajamgarh, Mau and Balia districts have obtained fake certificates of Gond tribal community to get Government Jobs.
The commission has asked to furnish the information of total population of ST community and percentage along with population and percentage of Gond community in the Uttar Pradesh. The commission has asked to furnish the details of the persons from Nayak Brahman and Brahman Ojha community who have been issued the certificates of Gond tribal community. It also asked what civil or criminal action been taken against persons having fake certificates of the tribal community. The action comes after The Commission has taken the cognizance of the complaint of an NGO.