Nitish assures of action against all those involved in MNREGA irregularities

Patna,(BiharTimes): Commenting on the alleged Rs 6,000 crore scam chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday that the Speaker had given his ruling and rural development minister Nitish Mishra would give the government’s reply after the debate on Monday.

Talking to the media in the Assembly he said during his recent Sewa Yatra in the state, he had been flooded with complaints regarding the implementation of the MNREGA schemes. He said he had subsequently asked all the district administration to observe MNREGA Day on every Wednesday and get the work done under MNREGA probed by a deputy collector-rank official in every panchayat.

Nitish said probes had been conducted in 2,500 of the 8,722 panchayats and 130 FIRs lodged. Besides, 250 MNREGA personnel have been dismissed and show-cause served to 1,900 other personnel. So far, a sum of Rs 21 lakh has been recovered.


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