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RTI Activist Niladri Tripathy Reveals Irregularities In NREGA Scheme In Kendrapada.

3 April 2011 2 Comments

Its not even a month when irregularities were revealed in NREGA(National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005) in Jharkhand and an  RTI activist  was killed for it. Again the NREGA Scheme implementation is under the scanner, this time an RTI Activist Niladri Bhusan Tripathy of Kendrapada had filed an RTI Application with the Derabishi block of the district seeking information on the project expenditure under the NERGA towards Mo Pokhari, Water Conservation and rural connectivity in the panchayat under NERGA in the past three years. Tripathy’s RTI query revealed Irregularities of about Rs 70 lakh  in Golarhat Gram Panchayat,During inspection, Tripathy came to know that only 6 ponds had actually been excavated and the figures given were of 15 ponds, a total amount of Rs.36 lacs was spent on 6 ponds but the official figures were shown as 15 ponds. Tripathi has alleged that the authorities have hyped the amounts for the excavation work. Authorities have stated they built  2 roads for Rs.17 lacs where as no roads were built.The audit and spot inspection by RTI activist Tripathy, found that in some cases substandard materials were used, JCB machines were used instead of labourers and even job cards were not issued. It seems that the NREGA scheme has become a money minting scheme for contractors and officials, where ever the scheme is in implementation a thorough check needs to be conducted of the actual work done with the Audit being conducted by an Independent Body or an NGO to see that the benificiaries are the ones who actually deserve, or else the loot will continue and may be again a RTI Activist will be attacked, for revealing the truth of  corruption which is rampant and has become a everyday scenario all over India.

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  • Praveen said:

    The loot is on, the officials are not worried as the roots seem to be deep and they still feel they can get away with all the loot thanks to our political machinery which has given them that feeling.

    But this will not continue for long, they will start facing the music if not immediately but in the near future.

  • rohit said:

    NREGA main 2011 main Gujarat Gram Rojgar Sevak ki bharti hue thi jo gujarat ke 12700 village main bhi ek Gram Rojgar Sevak nyukt hua tha.

    Aur meri bhi gujarat ke ek gaaon mein nyukti hui, yeh meri pahili nokari thi hamre upari adhikari ne kaha ki tum kam chhalu karu main ne door to door sarve kiya koi bhi kam pe ane ko tayar nahi tha to main soch ne laga ki to agle sare kam kisne kiye, tab maine puri information nikali tab pata chhala ye to JCB ki dwara ki gaye thi aur is gaaon main koi bhi kam pe nahi or es gaaon main koi kam pe aayega bhi nahi aur maine socha ki Bhrastachar karke fayda kya , maine turant ye nokari chhod di, aur is yojana main kabhi gaon ka vikash nahi par talati mantri or sarpanch ka to zarur hoga
    Dhaniyavad