Chennai, Nov 18 : Continuing their crackdown, officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption today conducted raids at the residences of senior Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission officials in connection with alleged irregularities in appointments.
TNPSC Joint Secretary Michael Jerald and two under secretaries were among 14 officials who came under the scanner of DVAC which conducted raids at their premises in Chennai as part of their continuing probe, DVAC sources said.
DVAC had last month conducted raids on the residence and offices of TNPSC Chairman T R Sellamuthu and its members.The charges against Sellamuthu and others include criminal misconduct by obtaining pecuniary advantage and abuse of official position among others, a DVAC release said.
By abusing official position they did not allow the authorities to look into the specific allegation of corruption in the recruitment of specific ineligible candidates of Motor Vehicle Inspectors Grade II (Vacancies for 2006-2008 and recruitment of Assistant Dental Surgeons, it said.
They were charged with abusing their official position and preventing the TNPSC Secretary in discharging his duties when he wanted to ensure that there was no scope of corruption in the recruitment of Group-I officers, it said.
In August, the state government had brought the TNPSC Chairman and its members under the purview of the state Vigilance Commission and the DVAC.