Rs 110 crore scam in PM-Kisan Nidhi design busted in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Tuesday acknowledged that some 500,000 misleading beneficiaries accept as true with got Rs 110 crore from the PM-Kisan Nidhi design. The Department has recovered around Rs 32 crore to this level and the rest shall be recovered soon.
Speaking to newshounds he acknowledged, 34 govt officers accept as true with been suspended and 80 computer operators and other non-public workers pushed aside. As per the probe performed by the division ineligible contributors in 13 districts accept as true with availed the money help offering flawed recordsdata.
Crime Department-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) is probing the scam. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami on Monday acknowledged plod is being taken against these mad by the scandal.
“The Authorities is zero tolerant relating to the misuse of the Authorities design (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 Blueprint miniature farmers with two hectare or much less land are given Rs 6,000 a year as help in three equal instalments.
He acknowledged the government will look to it that no longer one valid farmer might maybe well be affected and that the scam amount shall be recovered by the government by freezing the monetary institution accounts of fraudsters.
Bedi acknowledged the government will enhance the total scam amount in a month’s time and the scamsters shall be arrested and plod shall be taken against them.
The scamsters – officers and others- had primitive the computer passwords of officers to feed in inappropriate recordsdata and illegally earnings on the design.