Wages being drawn in the name of dead under NREGA scheme - November 8, 2012

After a complaint from Godda MP Nishikant Dubey, that many were claiming salaries in the name of dead people, an inspection was done in four random districts of Jharkhand.

After a complaint from Godda MP Nishikant Dubey, that many were claiming salaries in the name of dead people, an inspection was done in four random districts of Jharkhand. This search revealed widespread irregularities along with truth and evidence in Dubey’s complaint. Dubey also provided a list of names of the dead for which salaries were being withdrawn. Though Dubey in fact demanded a CBI inquiry in this Jairam Ramesh, said that a unilateral CBI inquiry is not possible.

Source: www.financialexpress.com, November 8, 2012. “Rural jobs: Dead continue to ‘draw’ money in Jharkhand”

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