Discrepancies working over Rs four crore have been discovered within the take-home ration programme for out-of-school ladies in 4 districts of Madhya Pradesh, in keeping with the Nationwide Fee for Safety of Youngster Rights (NCPCR).
In a letter to the state financial offence wing, the NCPRC requested to file a case and sought an action-taken report inside 10 days.
The NCPCR within the letter, seen by NDTV, mentioned discrepancies within the take-home ration scheme have been present in Betul (Rs 117.25 lakh), Gwalior (Rs 128.54 lakh, Dindori (Rs 51.04 lakh) and Singrauli (Rs 130.02 lakh).
In Singrauli, the variety of out-of-school ladies in keeping with the Girls and Youngster Growth Division in 2018-19 was 53,554, however the determine supplied by the Madhya Pradesh faculty training division was zero.
In 2019, NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo had made a shock go to to a number of districts in Madhya Pradesh, together with an Anganwadi centre in Vidisha, the place she discovered take-home ration being consumed by individuals aside from the beneficiaries.
The NCPCR discovered that a lot of ladies within the 11-14 age group had been out of college. When the fee sought data from the Girls and Youngster Growth Division, it was advised that 2,17,211 ladies had been out of college, of which 1,71,365 ladies had been getting providers from the Anganwadi as in February 2019.
The Division of Faculty Schooling, nevertheless, advised the NPCPR that there have been 23,491 out-of-school youngsters within the 11-14 age group, of which 8,680 had been adolescent ladies.
The NCPCR ultimately requested the Accountant Normal of Madhya Pradesh to look into the matter. A report by the Comptroller and Auditor Normal (CAG) on the 4 districts – Betul, Gwalior, Dindori and Singrauli – discovered monetary irregularities of Rs four crore within the take-home ration programme in a single 12 months.
The state authorities mentioned the earlier Congress authorities is accountable for the discrepancies.
“Whosoever shall be discovered responsible shall be punished, however that is the results of rampant corruption throughout Congress regime. We’re investigating your entire matter. Senior Congress chief and former cupboard minister Jitu Patwari mentioned ‘on one hand they do kanya poojan earlier than any operate, alternatively they do not even spare the take-home ration of poor ladies. I consider Shivraj Singh had failed,” Madhya Pradesh Medical Schooling Minister Vishwas Sarang mentioned.
The CAG has began an even bigger investigation into the take-home ration scheme in all 52 districts within the state.