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MGNREGA Scam at Kamalpur : Rs 12 Lakhs Embezzlement at Durgachowmuhani Block : On paper RCC concrete foot bridge , but in reality its same old Bamboo foot bridge
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MGNREGA Scam at Kamalpur : Rs 12 Lakhs Embezzlement at Durgachowmuhani Block : On paper RCC concrete foot bridge , but in reality its same old Bamboo foot bridge
PHOTO : The Bamboo bridge at the place of RCC Steel foot bridge at Kaimacherra, Kamalpur. TIWN Pic Sept 24

KAMALPUR, Sept 24 (TIWN):To ensure victory of CPIM candidate in the last Assembly Poll-2013 lots of money was looted in the name of fake works under MGNREGA in the Durgachowmuhani Block. To make sure to keep this scam hidden, related documents had been deleted from the official website of the block. But from other sources, the documents of one such scam has come to TIWN in which a total of Rs 12,14,282 rupees had been looted in the name of construction of a concrete footbridge at Durai Shibabri Gram Panchayat , keeping the Panchayat in complete darkness.

According to the information available, in the Financial Year 2012-13, a work titled “Construction of RCC foot bridge near the house of Makahan Das” was taken up under the Durgachowmuhani Block. The amount of the work was withdrawn by the Implementing Officer in seven part bills. First Bill was submitted for Cement @ 320 rupees  per unit on 16/09/2012 for 482 bags  claiming an amount of 1,54,240 rupees. The bill was sanctioned and the amount was paid on the very next day i.e. 17/09/2014. Interestingly, Bill no. 2 was submitted on 16/09/2014 claiming an amount of 1,06,372 rupees for 1907 no.s 10 mm M.S. Rod and 1,66,372 rupees for 1907 no.s 8 mm M.S. rod. Bill No. 3 for this work was submitted claiming an amount of 1,45,697 rupees for 2650 no.s of 16 mm M.S. rod @ 564.98 rupees per unit. In Bill No. 04 total amount of 1,90,011 rupees was claimed against 3456 no.s of 20 mm M.S. rod. Bill No. 5 was drawn against “centering and shuttering” claiming an amount of 2,71,783 rupees. In Bill No. 6, an amount of  21,858 rupees was drawn against “ Transportation Charges”. In Bill No. 7 an amount of 14,791 was drawn as “Cess”. It is notable that all the bills were submitted on the same day i.e. 16/09/2012 and sanctioned on the same day i.e. 17/09/2014. The construction costed a total amount of 12,14,282 rupees and in the spot none could remember that even they had seen any steel footbridge. For a decade they have been crossing the stream through a bamboo bridge which is still at the place of the steel foot-bridge. Even when some local complaint lodged with the DM and Lokayukta they did nothing and interestingly the data of the work had been deleted fom the Block’s website. What a development !

Corruption :  Rs 12 Lakhs release story in RD Dept  Govt Papers 

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