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We will not tolerate corruption in offices: Vibodh

People of RDD Block Rajouri resented against Department, demands enquiry in disbursement of MGREGA funds

Member Legislative Council Advocate Vibodh Gupta has said that there are large scale complaints of corruption in the Rural Development Department Block Rajouri and residents are approaching him regularly.

Various deputations of villages viz Dhanore, Sawani, Kotdhara and Dassal area of Rajouri approached Member Legislative Council Advocate Vibodh Gupta at Rajouri who apprised him about the mal functioning of Rural Development Department, Block Rajouri. These residents leveled allegations that Block Development Officer of Block Rajouri has adopted pick and choose policy in disbursement of funds under MGNREGA. They brought into the notice of MLC that one Panchayat is being given Rs 30 lakh grants while another Panchayat gets only Rs7 lakh. The people expressed their resentment over the corrupt practices in the BDO office and demanded immediate action against the officer and other staff members.
After listening to the deputations, Member Legislative Council Advocate Vibodh Gupta said that State government especially Minister for Rural Development will not tolerate any such irregularities in his Department as he wanted to make this Department a transparent one. He said that he will brought all these complaints into the notice of Minister and will try to hold inquiry into the matter. He said that if these allegations proved, stern action will be initiated against the officers.

The MLC said that state government has adopted zero tolerance policy on corruption and nobody who will found involved in such practices will be spared. ‘We will not allow anybody to loot public and delay their works in offices’, he said adding that delaying works is also corruption and it will not be tolerated.

Appreciating various measures taken by Rural Development Department in District Rajouri, Vibodh Gupta said that Hon’able Minister Abdul Haq Khan has brought tremendous changes in this Department and for the first time the works are seen on grounds. He said that earlier works were seen only on papers but with the efforts of State and Centre government, a transparent mechanism has been adopted and people are getting relief from these changes. He however warned officers and officials who defame the Department with their illegal activities and such activities will not be tolerated.

The MLC assured people of Block Rajouri that their grievances will be taken up with higher ups and redressed soon. He assured them that there will be no pick and choose in disbursement of funds under MGNREGA as every body has right to get wages on due time under this scheme.

The Deputations thanked MLC for listening their demands and making assurances.