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Congress Legislative Assembly member (MLA) from Inderwal, G M Saroori Wednesday urged Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, political Advisor to J&K Governor N N Vohra, to direct authority concerned to probe “misuse” of office by Assistant Commissioner Development Kishtwar.
“In December last year, the Government has released Rs 30 Crore funds in order to clear the liability created by the Rural development department under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 but ACD Kishtwar instead of using his office judiciously, resorted to favouritism and used pick & choose policy in releasing funds for petty benefits which is unfortunate. So much so he has even released the funds for some favourite blocks for the work taken under 2015-16 but failed to release funds for Inderwal constituency to clear the liabilities for the previous year’s 2013-14 and 2014-15,” Saroori alleged.
Saroori said that ACD Kishtwar has released the funds only for those blocks where the liability was very low and in the past also the RDD department got the funds to clear the liability but Chatroo, Mugalmaidan, Thakrie, Drabshalla, Bunjwah, Thathri blocks of district Kishtwar got very less funds as compare to other block for clearance of liability.
He said, “we pressed people in MGNREGA scheme, so that more and more people living in rural and far-flung areas to get benefit from it, but what ACD Kishtwar is doing is quite shameful and it is by mean of snatching the employment from the poor and needy people who are wholly solely dependent upon the MGNREGA.” “Dilly-dallying tactics of the said officer and his abuse of official position is a question mark on his efficiency and public service,” Saroori said adding, “such officers create trust deficit between government and public to malign the image of government. Such lackadaisical approach of officers who do not enjoy good reputation be put in deadwood category. Cadre posts manned by non-cadre officers for extraneous reasons are destined to bring mess in prestigious public schemes. Can such officers ensure public service guarantee’ Saroori alleged.”
“So much so, till date ACD Kishtwar failed to approve the 100% plan for the year 2015-16 whereas in other districts of the state the 100% plan stands sanctioned and work is going on at pace speed. Even Block Development officers and Panchayats representatives also approached ACD Kishtwar to sanction 100% plan but he keeps on delaying it and giving lame excuses,” he said.