Candidates who applied for the post of ‘sports coaches’ alleged irregularities in the recruitment and approached the Vigilance and Enforcement (V&E) Department for an enquiry.
The aspirants who attended the interviews and got selected accused the agency ‘Perfect Outsourcing and Management Service’ of demanding Rs. 50,000 each, which was not in the terms and conditions.
According to reliable sources, the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) issued an order for recruitment of 65 posts and entrusted the process to the ‘Perfect Outsourcing and Management Service’, which is operating from Palvancha in Telangana State.
The agency had recently conducted selections and finalised the list. But it had been reportedly insisting that the aspirants should deposit Rs. 50,000 for getting the appointment orders.
The selected candidates, who tried in vain to meet Sports Minister Kollu Ravindra and the SAAP officials, met Regional Vigilance and Enforcement Officer (RVEO) M. Ravindranath Babu and lodged a complaint. “I attended the interview a few days ago and received a mail that confirmed my selection. But, the agency is demanding Rs. 50,000 which was not mentioned in the application form or communicated by any other means if it was to be assumed as an advance,” said an aspirant.
Mr. Ravindranath Babu told The Hindu on Monday that a complaint had been lodged and V&E Dy. SP R. Vijay Paul had been directed to enquire into the allegations.
When contacted over phone, Perfect Outsourcing Management Service representative Veera Babu said the management wanted the money as security deposit, which is official and receipts would be given. “The selected candidates can join by submitting their original education certificates. If not, they have to pay Rs. 50,000 as security deposit,” he said.