Scams worth several crores in RDD still lying unattended by the government; Tainted officials looted funds
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: Over the last few years, scams worth hundreds of crores were scripted under different schemes in RDD Poonch with the involvement of RDD officials from top to bottom.
The offices of ACD, ACP, BDOs, and X.En RDD remained in the news for various financial frauds, but not a single inquiry was ordered against erring officials involved in various scams. A number of RDD officials close to power corridors enjoyed holding charge of many panchayats, and still, there are some officials who are looking after the number of panchayats, thereby earning handsomely. It was the duty of a few RDD officials to take heavy money from PMAY applicants and applicants under various schemes. Some PRIs also remained part and parcel of various scams. The government has claimed transparency in RDD work, but the tainted officials have found new ways of earning money in the name of online work activities under various schemes. Alone in the PMAY scheme, massive blunders were scripted, and if an investigation is carried out by any anti-graft agency, a big scam worth hundreds of crores will come out. Highly placed sources within the department told “POONCH TODAY” that those who remained involved in various multiple scams also managed to form good contact with the top level in the government, and this was the reason that not a single inquiry was initiated against any employee. Crores of rupees were swallowed up by the officials in the name of model villages and other schemes in the district. Even a powerful political leader reportedly grabbed a big RDD asset in Poonch Block, but the department officials failed to get it back, showing the horrible state of affairs in the department. Such things show that even some political leaders remained part and parcel of big scams and used to shield their men and political machinery in the department by forming good links with the civil administration. Many people were also recruited by the top officers through backdoor means under the influence of money in the department, but no inquiries were conducted against any of them as this issue is still unattended by the government. The ombudsman appointed by the government for years also failed to detect any scam because, reportedly, they were also adjusted by the erring RDD officials, panchayat-wise. There is no transparency in the department. Sensing the gravity of the situation in the public interest, the UT government of J&K needs to appoint an inquiry commission to detect many scams worth thousands of crores scripted by the offices of BDOs, ACR, ACP, X.En, and others.