Major SVEEP fraud exposed Part – III, Few persons given out of the way benefit by CEO Poonch, fair enquiry needed to book the culprits
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POONCH: No rates were verified and finalized for outside performers, but out of the way payments were released and this indicate monopoly of those involved in whole process. Even CDPO reportedly made a payment to Culture Officer by violating rules, but withhold half payment later. Earlier, Chief Education Officer Poonch was directed by DDEO vide no DDEO/P/2019/744-49 dated 15-04-2019 to provide reply, but CEO Poonch refused to get the RTI. But when “POONCH TODAY” exposed the real facts that CEO was directed by DDEO, then CEO Poonch fearing exposure of truth, submitted the reply, which clearly shows that huge fraud taken place in the distribution of money. But playing smart, CEO did not provide the right reply which include(Details of SVEEP funds used (day wise, component wise, activity wise, tehsil /block wise with copies of bills passed). As per available data, few individuals were given out of the way benefits by CEO Poonch. One technical shop owner was given an amount of Rs 59,472 vide shop bill no 235 dated 25-03-2019. One more bill of Rs 2,50,974 was given to same shop owner, but CEO Poonch failed to provide exact details of funds transferred to the said shop owner activity and day wise and it led to huge suspicion that how a huge amount was transferred into the account of shop owner. Similarly, an amount of Rs 1,68,400 was transferred into the account of Culture officer without getting any proof. The question is why officials selected parties from Rajouri and Sunderbani and why they failed to provide sufficient proofs of “Nukad Nataks” including videography? Who finalized their rates and on what basis? Why huge bills were submitted to CDPO for Nukad Nataks by Culture Officer? A Tour and travel agency was given Rs 65,000 vide bill no 187 dated 19-03-2019. A Caterer was given Rs 65,000 vide bill no 313 dated 26-03-2019. A tent house was given Rs 70,000 vide bill no 174 dated 23-03-2019. As SVEEP process remained continued to first week of April, but surprising factor is that majority of bills submitted by various agencies were from 16th of March to 26th of March, when the SVEEP was continued till April 8. Were no activities organized after 26th of march as is evident from bills submitted by various agencies? Chief Education Officer Poonch failed to provide the exact details and it shows that funds transferred to various agencies in a haphazard manner. Not submitting full details shows that CEO Poonch and his few tainted SVEEP members presented fake report of funds utilization which is available with “POONCH TODAY”. The whole process remained under suspicion and it is up to the government to conduct a fair enquiry into the whole process. It’s a question of more than Rs 17 lacs(8 lacs spent by CEO and more than Rs 10 lacs spent by Culture Officer whose minute details not submitted by him). Why DDEO refused to sign the bills submitted before him? Why DDO powers were given to an official of Deputy Commissioner office for passage of bills? Who finalized the rates of invited performers? How and on what basis few shopkeepers were selected and out of the way payments were made to them? These all issues need government attention and tainted officials who played wrong role need to be taken to task because it’s a tax payers money and not anybody’s personal property.