Rs 110 crore rip-off in PM-Kisan Nidhi draw busted in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Tuesday acknowledged that some 500,000 fraudulent beneficiaries beget got Rs 110 crore from the PM-Kisan Nidhi draw. The Department has recovered around Rs 32 crore to this level and the comfort shall be recovered soon.
Talking to reporters he acknowledged, 34 authorities officers had been suspended and 80 laptop operators and other private group brushed off. As per the probe conducted by the division ineligible persons in 13 districts beget availed the money support providing counterfeit files.
Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) is probing the rip-off. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ample Palaniswami on Monday acknowledged motion is being taken against those concerned in regards to the scandal.
“The Executive is zero tolerant in regards to the misuse of the Executive draw (PM-Kisan Nidhi) and all those guilty for this irregularity shall be punished; the complete quantity shall be recovered from ineligible beneficiaries soon,” he acknowledged.
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Underneath the PM-Kisan Plot diminutive farmers with two hectare or much less land are given Rs 6,000 a year as support in three equal instalments.
He acknowledged the authorities will stare to it that now not one exact farmer would possibly maybe maybe be affected and that the rip-off quantity shall be recovered by the authorities by freezing the bank accounts of fraudsters.
Bedi acknowledged the authorities will enhance the complete rip-off quantity in a month’s time and the scamsters shall be arrested and motion shall be taken against them.
The scamsters – officers and others- had outmoded the laptop passwords of officers to feed in sinful files and illegally profit from the draw.