11 February 2011

Cong panel alleges corruption in Central schemes in N’rangpur

February 11, 2011

PNS | Nabarangpur

To keep a check on the implementation of various Centrally-sponsored schemes, a meeting of the District Vigilance Monitoring Committee of the Congress was held under the chairmanship of local Congress MP Pradeep Majhi on Wednesday.

District Collector Sibabrata Dash, PD, DRDA, Dhruba Charana Panchbhaya, Executive Engineers of RD, RWSS, SOUTHCO, AEs of PWD, MI and LI and other district officers, besides members of the committee,were present.

Detailed discussions on the various Centrally-sponsored schemes like the NREGA, IAY, Mo Kudia, SGSY, RGGVY and PMGSY, works of PWD, IAY and Old Age Pension were held.

Committee members alleged that large-scale corruption and irregularities in the implementation of the programme under NREGA at Jharigam.

They also complained that massive corruptions were found in repair of office room, staff quarters, construction and improvement of roads. The people who have job cards are not being provided work. The members also raised the issue of fake job cards. The members also pointed out that there are cases of delay in payments under the NREGA.

Nabarangpur MLA Monahar Randhari and Umerkote MLA Jagabandhu Majhi and Prmod Padhy, representative of IT Minister Ramesh Majhi, alleged that only at the instance of the MP this meeting was held. They also alleged that non-members of the committee are going to blocks and asking questions to the officials. They threatened to form a BJD committee. The Collector assured the MLAs to sort out the issue MP Majhi said, “While the State and Central Governments have launched several schemes for welfare of economically weaker sections of the society, we have to ensure that the deserving people get the benefits from the schemes. The District Vigilance Monitoring Committees have been set up with the purpose to see whether the schemes are running successfully and deserving people are getting the benefits.” The MP sought the details of the schemes so that they can be monitored.

Reported By: Basant Rath.