Rs 110 crore rip-off in PM-Kisan Nidhi device busted in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Tuesday mentioned that some 500,000 false beneficiaries get received Rs 110 crore from the PM-Kisan Nidhi device. The Department has recovered around Rs 32 crore to this level and the rest would possibly perchance perchance be recovered shortly.
Talking to reporters he mentioned, 34 govt officials get been suspended and 80 computer operators and other non-public team pushed apart. As per the probe conducted by the department ineligible people in 13 districts get availed the money assistance providing pretend recordsdata.
Crime Department-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) is probing the rip-off. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Good ample Palaniswami on Monday mentioned action is being taken against those angry concerning the scandal.
“The Government is zero tolerant concerning the misuse of the Government device (PM-Kisan Nidhi) and all those accountable for this irregularity would possibly perchance perchance be punished; all of the amount would possibly perchance perchance be recovered from ineligible beneficiaries shortly,” he mentioned.
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Beneath the PM-Kisan Map limited farmers with two hectare or much less land are given Rs 6,000 a 365 days as assistance in three equal instalments.
He mentioned the government will seek for to it that no longer one valid farmer would be affected and that the rip-off quantity would possibly perchance perchance be recovered by the government by freezing the bank accounts of fraudsters.
Bedi mentioned the government will recover all of the rip-off quantity in a month’s time and the scamsters would possibly perchance perchance be arrested and action would possibly perchance perchance be taken against them.
The scamsters – officials and others- had outdated the computer passwords of officials to feed in spoiled recordsdata and illegally profit on the device.