Jammu and Kashmir: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) aimed at providing employment to rural masses with a mission to uplift living conditions of common masses has been victimized at the hands of Block Development Officers in nexus with other officials of the department. Forget the centrally sponsored scheme, BDOs even did not afraid to misuse funds sanctioned by Member Parliaments, MLAs, MLCs and panchyats etc viz-a-viz.
Real News Agency
In block Balwal as per the departmental reports the developmental works has been nearly 100 percent completed on the papers but on the ground thins are entirely different as 100 percent works are incomplete. The persons who are dealing with affairs of MGNREGA are either political workers or government employees. According to sources one person who has been kingpin of MGNREGA in said block happens to be an employee in PHE, Akhnoor circle.
Every block is in mess, as works on ground are incomplete but payments had been drawn. Although, government has taken action against some erring officials but still of no use as the menace of corruption and misappropriation continues to rise with every passing day.
Sources informed that in Block Gundna under Panchayat Parsula a drain near house of Ghulam Mustafa was to be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.50 lakhs. But in the papers only the construction of drain exists but not on the ground. Money sanctioned stands withdrawn. When asked BDO Anil Chandel, rejected the claim and said that works of the said project stands completed.
It is important to mention that those who sanction funds lose authority to take stock of funds and the works done against those. After the launching of MGNERGA, RDD has become direction less as BDOs have become bosses and other higher officials fail to understand mechanism of corruption and prefer to save their skin by enjoying cool atmosphere of air conditions in doors in civil secretariat.