PM-Kisan rip-off: TN govt hopes to get hold of better elephantine amount
The Tamil Nadu govt is hopeful of convalescing the elephantine ₹110 crore which became fraudulently claimed by ineligible of us beneath the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi in 13 districts of the Instruct.
“The Instruct govt is relieved because the money became now not taken by bogus of us or fraudsters. These lakhs of unfaithful accounts belong to both landless of us that are now not eligible for the scheme or extra individuals of the same farm households, where simplest one member will probably be eligible to get hold of the money,” a high official of the Instruct govt told BusinessLine.
Under the PM-Kisan, marginal and puny farmers across the country with land-holdings of less than two acres will get hold of ₹6,000 a year in three equal instalments.
In accordance with the Instruct govt’s investigations, lower-stage crew also can had been compromised or bribed to compose unfaithful accounts. On the block ranges, passwords are shared to invent recordsdata entry corrections. Here, the passwords had been stolen to compose mistaken accounts, published investigations.
It has been reported that the rip-off became in point of fact unearthed by the Tamil Nadu govt after an alert from Cuddalore district collector Chandra Sekhar Sakhamuri. Subsequent investigations unearthed a modus operandi of securing money thru bogus accounts in about 14 districts across the Instruct.
On Tuesday, Instruct Agriculture Secretary Gangdeep Singh Bedi stated three assistant administrators had been suspended, 34 officials had been facing disciplinary action, and plenty of other contractual crew had been pushed aside from carrier for his or her role in this rip-off. The Instruct Crime Division-Crime Investigation Division (CB-CID) is reported to maintain arrested 18 folk in this connection.
The official acknowledged that the Instruct govt would place things honest before the following installment, that can attain in December/January, and invent clear that no such frauds occur in due direction. “That is the motive the Instruct govt undertook an all-out enquiry as an replace of hushing up the case,” he added.
He also stated that the Central govt acknowledged the Instruct’s efforts in convalescing the money. “We are dedicated to convalescing elephantine money as we can now not allow such misdeeds. Now we maintain the strengthen of all bankers, district collectors and others in this restoration direction of. There could be a no political perspective and it’s on account of compromise by crew at lower ranges,” the official acknowledged.