Rs 110 crore rip-off in PM-Kisan Nidhi scheme busted in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Tuesday acknowledged that some 500,000 false beneficiaries relish got Rs 110 crore from the PM-Kisan Nidhi scheme. The Department has recovered around Rs 32 crore up to now and the comfort shall be recovered soon.
Talking to reporters he acknowledged, 34 govt officials relish been suspended and 80 computer operators and varied non-public workers pushed apart. As per the probe conducted by the division ineligible participants in 13 districts relish availed the money help offering counterfeit info.
Crime Department-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) is probing the rip-off. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday acknowledged circulate is being taken in opposition to those focused on the scandal.
“The Authorities is zero tolerant regarding the misuse of the Authorities scheme (PM-Kisan Nidhi) and all these accountable for this irregularity shall be punished; the total amount shall be recovered from ineligible beneficiaries soon,” he acknowledged.
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Below the PM-Kisan Plan miniature farmers with two hectare or much less land are given Rs 6,000 a three hundred and sixty five days as help in three equal instalments.
He acknowledged the govt. will gape to it that no longer one precise farmer could maybe maybe be affected and that the rip-off amount shall be recovered by the govt. by freezing the bank accounts of fraudsters.
Bedi acknowledged the govt. will accumulate better the total rip-off amount in a month’s time and the scamsters shall be arrested and circulate shall be taken in opposition to them.
The scamsters – officials and others- had ancient the computer passwords of officials to feed in dreadful info and illegally profit on the scheme.