Rs 110 crore scam in PM-Kisan Nidhi plot busted in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Tuesday said that some 500,000 fraudulent beneficiaries relish got Rs 110 crore from the PM-Kisan Nidhi plot. The Division has recovered around Rs 32 crore up to now and the relaxation will seemingly be recovered soon.
Talking to journalists he said, 34 govt officers relish been suspended and 80 computer operators and other personal workers dismissed. As per the probe performed by the division ineligible contributors in 13 districts relish availed the cash assistance providing deceptive files.
Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Division (CBCID) is probing the scam. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday said action is being taken in opposition to those eager on the scandal.
“The Executive is zero tolerant referring to the misuse of the Executive plot (PM-Kisan Nidhi) and all those accountable for this irregularity will seemingly be punished; the final amount will seemingly be recovered from ineligible beneficiaries soon,” he said.
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Under the PM-Kisan Scheme microscopic farmers with two hectare or less land are given Rs 6,000 a twelve months as assistance in three equal instalments.
He said the government will look to it that no longer one precise farmer would be affected and that the scam amount will seemingly be recovered by the government by freezing the monetary institution accounts of fraudsters.
Bedi said the government will increase the final scam amount in a month’s time and the scamsters will seemingly be arrested and action will seemingly be taken in opposition to them.
The scamsters – officers and others- had previous the computer passwords of officers to feed in impolite files and illegally profit from the plot.