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Racketeers dangle jobs carrot

- Fake AIIMS posts on sale

Few racketeers are using the name and logo of All India Institute of Medical Sciences to lure youths with jobs at the premier health hub.

The AIIMS authorities have information that some unscrupulous elements have cheated people in the name of providing them jobs at the medical hub.

Alarmed over the development, the AIIMS administration has come up with a public notice that says not to get trapped in such rackets. The administration has also urged people to confirm things from AIIMS-Patna for checking the credentials of such offers.

“Some unscrupulous elements are reportedly misusing the name and logo of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna, to cheat general public, through fake placement/recruitment offers. General public is hereby cautioned against such elements and if anybody comes across any such suspicious offer of placement or recruitment for any post in AIIMS-Patna, please bring it to our notice,” read the notice issued by Anil Kishore Yadav, the deputy director (administration), AIIMS-Patna. The notice can be found on the AIIMS website as well.

When The Telegraph contacted Yadav, he said the AIIMS administration had received information that some people are misusing the name of AIIMS-Patna but he didn’t divulge more details.

AIIMS director G.K. Singh said a public notice was issued as a preventive measure so that no one can misuse the name of the premiere health hub.

“We don’t want anyone to misuse the name of AIIMS-Patna to lure people with job offers here, which is a very normal practice in today’s time. As a preventive measure, we have issued the public notice. Apart from issuing the notice regarding the matter in some newspapers, we have also uploaded it on our website,” the director said.

However, a well-placed source in AIIMS-Patna, said around seven days ago a person had approached the administration claiming that someone cheated him in the name of giving job in the medical hub. The person also claimed that he paid around Rs 50,000 to the person who claimed that he belonged to AIIMS-Patna and would provide him a job at the hospital.

The desperation of bagging a job at AIIMS-Patna is, however, not something new.

Officials of AIIMS-Patna were left perplexed, while scrutinising thousands of applications that poured in for the posts of junior and senior residents a month ago.