NHM funding and recruitments remained doubtful in Poonch and Rajouri districts
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: On one hand, government of India provided sufficient amount of funds to NHM for strengthening the health sector, but tainted officials over the years grabbed the opportunity with folded hands and scripting multiple frauds, whether from fake withdrawal of funds or through selecting blue eyed candidates by scripting behind the curtains financial deals by changing the merit as per the convenience of the candidates. Insiders in NHM told “POONCH TODAY” that NHM in Poonch and Rajouri districts got funds in several crores over the years, but those at the helm of affairs played smart and managed to indulge in corrupt activities. In recruitments also, many candidates, who applied for different posts under NHM told “POONCH TODAY” that in spite of having top merit, they were not selected in various final lists. They said, “It’s not a coincidence that every time, you see high meritorious candidates failed to crack the exam after viva voice, while low meritorious candidates selected in most lists declared during the last few years.” One of the aggrieved students, said, “I request government to conduct an inquiry into the last three years NHM recruitments in Poonch district and I am hundred percent sure that government will come to know about 80% of low merit candidates were selected when final lists were declared after viva voice and this shows that money influence was proved heavy over merit” added “Even OMR sheets were checked manually in some recruitments and it clearly shows that massive blunders were taken place in various NHM recruitments. The role of those who remained a part of various NHM recruitments should be investigated.” Moreover, on paper, NHM authorities utilized the money in strengthening the health sector, but ground condition speaks nothing. Many Medical superintendents, BMOs and other staff members looted in large numbers from NHM funding, but the government never took to task those who scripted multiple financial scams from NHM alone. “POONCH TODAY” is in possession of merit lists for various posts which were declared and candidates were selected over the past few years and it shows that how, few top officials of NHM took undue advantage of their chairs and ignored merit by including less meritorious candidates repeatedly after viva voice and this points out towards a big scam for which a clear inquiry is needed from government to repose faith of people in the recruitment procedure of NHM in District Poonch and Rajouri to bring to book those tainted officials of Health Department, who took everything for granted by having an eye on their lusty behaviour as far as murdering the taxpayers money is concerned. A high level enquiry is needed from anti graft agencies against all those NHM officials who played successive frauds, whether in recruitments or from NHM funding.