PM-Kisan scam: TN authorities hopes to enhance stout amount
The Tamil Nadu authorities is hopeful of recovering the stout ₹110 crore which became fraudulently claimed by ineligible other folks below the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi in 13 districts of the Deliver.
“The Deliver authorities is relieved as the money became no longer taken by bogus other folks or fraudsters. Those lakhs of wrong accounts belong to either landless other folks who’re no longer eligible for the plan or extra contributors of the identical farm families, the effect simplest one member will seemingly be eligible to rep the money,” a top unswerving of the Deliver authorities informed BusinessLine.
Below the PM-Kisan, marginal and exiguous farmers across the nation with land-holdings of lower than two acres will rep ₹6,000 a 300 and sixty five days in three equal instalments.
Per the Deliver authorities’s investigations, lower-level workers can also simply were compromised or bribed to rep wrong accounts. At the block levels, passwords are shared to construct knowledge entry corrections. Right here, the passwords were stolen to rep faulty accounts, published investigations.
It has been reported that the scam became no doubt unearthed by the Tamil Nadu authorities 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 Deliver.
On Tuesday, Deliver Agriculture Secretary Gangdeep Singh Bedi said three assistant directors were suspended, 34 officials were facing disciplinary motion, and plenty of contractual workers had been pushed besides service for his or her feature on this scam. The Deliver Crime Department-Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) is reported to maintain arrested 18 persons on this connection.
The unswerving said that the Deliver authorities would space things beautiful earlier than the following installment, that will come in in December/January, and make it likely for that no such frauds happen in the future. “That is the plot the Deliver authorities undertook an all-out enquiry as a replacement of hushing up the case,” he added.
He also said that the Central authorities acknowledged the Deliver’s efforts in recovering the money. “We are dedicated to recovering stout money as we will now not enable such misdeeds. We maintain the enhance of all bankers, district collectors and others on this restoration activity. There’s a no political attitude and it is which skill that of compromise by workers at lower levels,” the unswerving said.