Demanded Inquiry of Property through Center agency
Kishtwar : Shahnawaz Ahanger demanded high level inquiry of Nexus floating in RDD Kishtwar, while issuing message he said BDO Parveen Kumar hold charge of Three block which is totaly injustice with MGNREGA Job Card holders, Ahanger demanded Property Checking And Surprise raid through Independent agency. In a significant development regarding checking corruption in the Rural Development Department Kishtwar, Prem Nath Koul, the Ombudsman MGNREGA Kishtwar and Doda, took cognizance of a report carried by the Various newspapers highlighting corruption in the office of Assistant Commissioner Development Kishtwar.
Koul has sought details from ACD Kishtwar, Assistant Director Planning posted in the office of ACD Kishtwar, Executive Engineer Rural Engineering Wing of RDD, all the 13 Block Development Officers of Kishtwar to submit report pertaining to their respective blocks within a week. As per the details available , Koul directed ACD Kishtwar to look into the matter personally and take appropriate necessary action in the matter in accordance with the MGNREGA guidelines and state government rules issued from time to time after observing all formalities required under rules. “The detailed point wise report may please be furnished to this office within a week’s time enabling this office to proceed further in the matter accordingly after observing all formalities required under rules,” reads the letter from the Ombudsman.
There was also reports of massive embezzlement on account of money withdrawn by the ACD office Kishtwar during the year 2016-17 and 2017-18 on account of administrative charges which runs in crores. It is pertinent to mention that the corruption in the RDD in the state of J&K is nothing new and many employees working in the department, particularly the employees associated with centrally sponsored scheme MGNREGA, have turned millionaires overnight. Though various complaints were lodged against many of these employees indulging in corruption, till date no guilty official was punished due to faulty system and involvement of corruption at highest level itself.