Govt Suspends 2 ACDs, 11 BDOs For Unauthorised MGNREGA Funds Withdrawal

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government Friday suspended two Assistant Commissioners of  Development (ACDs) and 11 Block Development Officers (BDOs) in Kashmir Valley for unauthorized withdrawal of funds from E-FMS account.

As per orders issued by Rural Development Department, ACDs Baramulla and Anantnag districts have been placed under suspension for unauthorized withdrawal of funds (excess) from e-FMS account.

The order states that in District Anantnag an amount of Rs. 9 lakh was withdrawn unauthorisedly from Common account (eFMS, Material & Wages).

The order states that an explanation from ACD was sought who submitted that BDO Pahalgam, BDO Sogam, BDO Breng, BDO Bijbehara, BDO Larnoo and BDO Verinag have made excess payment and violated the conditions of release of payments.

The order states that the ACD failed to provide the names of concerned BDOs.

It states that the district Anantnag is continuously withdrawing excess amount unauthorisedly and as on date Rs 15 lakh has been withdrawn.

“In the backdrop of above, ACD Anantnag has failed to perform his duties to control his BDOs from excess withdrawal (unauthorized) so, Mr. Nisar Ahmad Malik, KAS, ACD Anantnag is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect and shall remain attached with the Directorate of Rural Development Kashmir. Mr. Ideel Saleem, KAS, Assistant Commissioner Panchayat, Anantnag shall hold the charge of ACD Anantnag in addition to his own duties till further orders,” the order read.

In a separate order, it said that perusal of NREGA Soft on 08-04-2021 revealed that District Baramulla has withdrawn an amount of Rs. 1.91 crores from Common account MNREGA (eFMS, Material & Wages) unauthorisedly.

Similarly, the ACD has failed to provide a proper reason and give block-wise and GP- wise data indicating the blocks withdrawing excess amount against the funds released, it further states.  According to the order, the district is continuously withdrawing amount unauthorizedly and as of date Rs 2.04 crores has been withdrawn.

“In the backdrop of above, ACD Baramulla has failed to perform his duties to control his BDOs from excess withdrawal (unauthorizedly) so, Mr. Yaar Ali Khan (KAS), ACD Baramulla is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect and shall remain attached with the Directorate of Rural Development Kashmir. Mr. Gulzar Ahmad KAS, Assistant Commissioner Panchayat, Baramulla shall hold the charge of ACD Baramulla in addition to his own duties till further orders,” the order said.

Meanwhile, in a separate order, the government has suspended 11 BDOs for unauthorized withdrawal of funds (excess) from e-FMS account in Noorkhah, Parenpillan, Singhpora, Sopore, Uri, Wagoora of district Baramulla and Sogam, Pahalgam, Bijbehara, Breng, Larnoo, Verinag blocks of district Anantnag.

The Block Development Officers are hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect and are attached with the Directorate of Rural Development Kashmir, the order reads.

The BDOs inlcude Junaid Amin Bhat (Jr. KAS) BDO (Probationer) Shangus holding additional charge of block Sogam, District Anantnag, Shakeeb Arsallan(Ir. KAS) BDO (Probationer) Pahalgam, District Anantnag, Talat Mahmood Wani (Ur. KAS) BDO Bijbehara, District Anantnag, Muzaffar Hussain Wani, BDO (Jr. KÁS) Breng, holding additional charge of block Larnoo, District Anantnag, Umar Bashir, (Ir. KAS) BDO (Probationer) Verinag, District Anantnag, Nassir Ahmad I/C BDO Noorkhah, District Baramulla, Hilal Ahmad Bhat, (Jr. KAS), BDO Parenpillan, District Baramulla, Sheeba Inayat, (Jr. KAS), BDO Singhpora, District Baramulla, Fahmeeda Bano I/C BDO Sopore District Baramulla, Mohd. Aarif Shah, (Dr. KAS) BDO (Probationer) Uri, District Baramulla and Abdul Rashid Gar al 1/c BDO Wagoora, District Baramulla.

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