Thiruvananthapuram: In a major development, the Kerala government has barred PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Private Limited from participating in any project of the Electronics and Information Technology Department for a period of two years.
An order dated November 27 has been issued in this regard by the state government.
The order said PwC has been barred after it was found that it committed serious lapses in selection of resource persons for the Space Park project.
It was PwC that cleared the appointment of gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh as Operations Manager of the Space Park based on the alleged recommendation of the Chief Minister's former principal secretary M. Sivasankar, who is also facing a probe in the case.
The investigation also found that Swapna's graduation certificate was fake.