PM-Kisan scam: TN authorities hopes to increase chubby amount
The Tamil Nadu authorities is hopeful of getting better the chubby ₹110 crore which was as soon as fraudulently claimed by ineligible folks beneath the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi in 13 districts of the Declare.
“The Declare authorities is relieved as the money was as soon as now not taken by bogus folks or fraudsters. These lakhs of fallacious accounts belong to both landless folks which would be now not eligible for the blueprint or extra contributors of the same farm families, where completely one member will be eligible to glean the money,” a high official of the Declare authorities told BusinessLine.
Beneath the PM-Kisan, marginal and little farmers in each place in the country with land-holdings of lower than two acres will glean ₹6,000 a year in three equal instalments.
Per the Declare authorities’s investigations, decrease-stage workers also can had been compromised or bribed to form fallacious accounts. On the block ranges, passwords are shared to produce knowledge entry corrections. Here, the passwords had been stolen to form fallacious accounts, printed investigations.
It has been reported that the scam was as soon as truly 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 by means of bogus accounts in about 14 districts in each place in the Declare.
On Tuesday, Declare Agriculture Secretary Gangdeep Singh Bedi said three assistant administrators had been suspended, 34 officers had been facing disciplinary movement, and a few contractual workers had been brushed other than provider for his or her role on this scam. The Declare Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) is reported to hold arrested 18 folks on this connection.
The official said that the Declare authorities would plot issues appropriate sooner than the following installment, which would maybe reach in December/January, and be particular that no such frauds happen in the long lope. “Here is the cause the Declare authorities undertook an all-out enquiry rather than hushing up the case,” he added.
He moreover said that the Central authorities acknowledged the Declare’s efforts in getting better the money. “We’re committed to getting better chubby money as we are in a position to now not allow such misdeeds. Now we hold the enhance of all bankers, district collectors and others on this restoration assignment. There is a no political attitude and it is miles because of the compromise by workers at decrease ranges,” the official said.