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Indians in Fahaheel use forged seals to renew permit
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13 : The Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) and Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) decided to temporarily suspend the accreditation of Indian engineers’ certificates after discovering that some papers and transactions were falsified and illegal methods were used to obtain a work permit under the title ‘engineer’.
Sources disclosed this came after the KSE noticed that some Indians obtained the title of ‘engineer’ although their academic qualifications do not match the conditions for acquiring such a title. Sources said the preliminary investigation into the case that was referred to the Ministry of Interior revealed the seals of government agencies were forged by Asians residing in Fahaheel.
Sources added these Asians usually sell the forged seals of government agencies to whoever needs them for the renewal of the work permit, reports Al Anba. According to the sources, KSE previously referred some Indians who forged engineering accreditation papers to the competent authorities; in addition to a number of people who forged their university degrees, most of whom are oil sector workers.
This prompted KSE to refuse to accredit the certificates of 3,000 Indians because they did not comply with the conditions; while seven Indians were referred to the Public Prosecution for forging their university degrees, official papers and records. Sources affirmed these 3,000 Indians were transferred to other jobs that match their academic qualifications such as technicians, laborers and drivers.