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  • Darrang DC in Assam ordered magisterial probe into alleged multi crore anomalies in MGNREGA

    Published on March 17, 2019


    By Mayukh Goswami

    Mangaldai : Darrang Deputy Commissioner , Ghanshyam Dass has ordered an inquiry into the alleged anomalies over sanction of  schemes under MGNREGA for the year 2018-19 . Informing  it to this reporter on Sunday , Deputy Commissioner Dass said that Chief Executive Officer , Darrang Zilla Parishad , Tez Prasad Bhusal will conduct the inquiry . “ I have asked CEO , Darrang Zilla Parishad to conduct an inquiry .” , he said . Mention may be made here that a section of newly elected PRI members of the district have alleged that the office of the  Project Director (PD), DRDA, Darrang had been indulged in large scale anomalies and corruption in the  sanction process of a total of 250 nos MGNERGA schemes for the current fiscal year 2018-19 involving an amount of Rs 7.25 crore .


    They have alleged that in selection of most of the schemes a secret monetary deal through some middlemen  to the tune of around twenty percent on the sanction amount for each of the scheme had taken place . Large no of schemes which had earlier been approved under Gaon Panchayat Development and Planning (GPDP) following the decision of the Gram Sabhas  have allegedly been removed from the list while other list of schemes of their choice with a bigger estimated cost have been selected for sanctioning .Moreover there have been violation of official norms including lack of necessary technical sanction and  administrative approval in the sanction process.


    The anomalies have come to light after  P.D, Darrang, DRDA , Gulam Mostafa Muktadir recently distributed sanction letters to the PRI bodies under five different Development Blocks of the district . However efforts of this correspondent to get an appointment of PD Muktadir to know his reaction in this regard failed as he expressed his inability to meet referring to his busy election schedule . The inquiry Magistrate Bhusal was also not available for his comment in this regard.