PM-Kisan rip-off: TN authorities hopes to in finding smartly fat amount
The Tamil Nadu authorities is hopeful of recovering the fat ₹110 crore which change into fraudulently claimed by ineligible of us below the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi in 13 districts of the Suppose.
“The Suppose authorities is relieved because the cash change into now not taken by bogus of us or fraudsters. These lakhs of pretend accounts belong to both landless of us that are now not eligible for the blueprint or extra participants of the identical farm households, where handiest one member may per chance be eligible to in finding the cash,” a high reliable of the Suppose authorities suggested BusinessLine.
Below the PM-Kisan, marginal and minute farmers across the nation with land-holdings of now not as much as 2 acres will in finding ₹6,000 a year in three equal instalments.
In accordance with the Suppose authorities’s investigations, lower-level staff can were compromised or bribed to originate faux accounts. On the block ranges, passwords are shared to scheme knowledge entry corrections. Right here, the passwords had been stolen to originate false accounts, published investigations.
It has been reported that the rip-off change into in actuality unearthed by the Tamil Nadu authorities after an alert from Cuddalore district collector Chandra Sekhar Sakhamuri. Subsequent investigations unearthed a modus operandi of securing cash by blueprint of bogus accounts in about 14 districts across the Suppose.
On Tuesday, Suppose Agriculture Secretary Gangdeep Singh Bedi mentioned three assistant directors had been suspended, 34 officers had been going by blueprint of disciplinary action, and loads of contractual staff had been pushed aside from carrier for their feature in this rip-off. The Suppose Crime Department-Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) is reported to private arrested 18 persons in this connection.
The reliable mentioned that the Suppose authorities would space issues correct sooner than the subsequent installment, which will reach in December/January, and make sure no such frauds happen in due course. “This is the reason the Suppose authorities undertook an all-out enquiry as an different of hushing up the case,” he added.
He also mentioned that the Central authorities acknowledged the Suppose’s efforts in recovering the cash. “We’re committed to recovering fat cash as we won’t allow such misdeeds. We private the toughen of all bankers, district collectors and others in this recovery course of. There’s a no political angle and it’s miles on memoir of of compromise by staff at lower ranges,” the reliable mentioned.