Rs 110 crore rip-off in PM-Kisan Nidhi scheme busted in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Tuesday said that some 500,000 pretend beneficiaries hold acquired Rs 110 crore from the PM-Kisan Nidhi scheme. The Department has recovered around Rs 32 crore to this level and the relaxation will possible be recovered soon.
Talking to newshounds he said, 34 govt officials had been suspended and 80 laptop operators and other deepest workers brushed off. As per the probe performed by the department ineligible folk in 13 districts hold availed the money support providing fraudulent files.
Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) is probing the rip-off. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday said action is being taken against these all for the scandal.
“The Authorities is zero tolerant about the misuse of the Authorities scheme (PM-Kisan Nidhi) and all these accountable for this irregularity will possible be punished; all of the amount will possible be recovered from ineligible beneficiaries soon,” he said.
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Below the PM-Kisan Plan minute farmers with two hectare or less land are given Rs 6,000 a twelve months as support in three equal instalments.
He said the govt. will stare to it that not one staunch farmer would be affected and that the rip-off quantity will possible be recovered by the govt. by freezing the bank accounts of fraudsters.
Bedi said the govt. will get effectively all of the rip-off quantity in a month’s time and the scamsters will possible be arrested and action will possible be taken against them.
The scamsters – officials and others- had extinct the laptop passwords of officials to feed in execrable files and illegally profit on the scheme.