Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday ordered an inquiry into rising allegations of irregularities within the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme within the state.
Extra state chief secretary Jishnu Barua has been entrusted the duty of probing the rip-off, which allegedly concerned the inclusion of names of bogus beneficiaries for the central government-run scheme, and submit a report inside one month.
Round 31 lakh farmers from Assam have been earmarked to get a money grant of Rs 6,000 — to be paid in three equal month-to-month instalments of Rs 2,000 every — in a bid to compensate for his or her losses suffered as a result of raging coronavirus illness (Covid-19) outbreak.
Congress’s Assam president Ripun Bora had alleged final week that the panchayat representatives entrusted to make the record of beneficiaries had included names of ineligible folks, together with their very own members of the family. He had demanded that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducts an inquiry into the rip-off.
The All Assam College students Union (AASU) had additionally written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in search of a probe into the irregularities.
“The deputy commissioners (DCs) of all of the districts have been directed to confirm the genuineness of beneficiary lists, the authenticity of eligibility of beneficiaries, checking account particulars and examine duplicity in knowledge entry, and so forth,” stated a launch issued from the CM’s workplace.
The DCs have been requested to validate the village-wise beneficiary record by circle officers, panchayat representatives, and village headmen inside a month.
“The DCs have additionally been directed to cease additional launch of funds underneath the scheme until the preparation of the right beneficiary record with authenticated financial institution accounts after deletion of uncertain entries,” it added.