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Manish (Asst engineer)     03 November 2013

Providing false marital status


If while applying for any government job, if the candidate provides wrong marital status information, is that an offence? For example if the person is married and while applying for a job in the application form the candidate says Unmarried, is this become offence? If yes, what is the punishment


Also, if some uses forged document to obtain some certificate from government authority like cast certificate is that become offence? If yes, what is the punishment


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T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     03 November 2013

Yes suppression of material facts, cheating and forgery by fabricating documents for wrongful gains are offences punishable severely under IPC provisions.

Manish (Asst engineer)     03 November 2013

Thank you for the reply... What is the punishment if someone hides his/her marital status while applying for a job. Does it amount to forgery or does it amount to cheating? 

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     03 November 2013

For providing false evidence or cheating or suppressing the material fact the punishment may be with imprisonment of either descripttion for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.

Manish (Asst engineer)     03 November 2013

1) I am understanding that when you say material facts it is talking about person's MARITAL status (married or unmarried), please correct me if i am wrong.

2) Legally what is difference between supressing information and providing false information.

3) Is both providing false information and supresing information same offence? Please suggest.


T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     04 November 2013

Suppressing material information is voluntarily withholding information about you which is material for deciding the current subject; giving false information is telling something which is not there for wrongful gains;  both are punishable under law but depends on the circumstances of the case.

Nadeem Qureshi (Advocate/     04 November 2013

read the declaration clause of the form or department policy for punisment and section 465, 471,468 of IPC

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