Corruption: CEO of Cachar Zilla Parishad files FIR against BDO Gautam Das
Another massive development in the Zila Parishad level as Eldad L.Faihriem, Chief Executive Officer has lodged an FIR. In the Police complaint, the CEO mentions that in view of several allegations from various forums published in local newspapers against Gautam Das, Ex-i/c BDO, Salchapra Dev. Block & Asstt. BDO, Katigorah Development Block alleging his role in gross irregularities and misappropriation of Govt. fund towards execution of MGNREGA schemes in different Gram Panchayats of Salchapra Development Block.
He informs that an Enquiry Team was constituted from Cachar Zilla Parishad for inspection and enquiry of execution of schemes under Salchapra Development Block. Accordingly, the enquiry team physically inspected few randomly selected schemes under MGNREGA in some GPs under Salchapra Development Block.
“The report of the enquiry team as submitted to Cachar Zilla Parishad finds that the volume and quality of works of the randomly selected MGNREGA schemes visited by the enquiry team in some GPs of Salchapra Dev. Block were of poor quality and that there is a big difference between the expenditure made and physical progress in the field. In other words, there is a huge gap in respect of financial progress and work done which clearly shows there is gross irregularities and misappropriation of Govt. fund,” writes Eldad L.Faihriem, Chief Executive Officer, Cachar Zila Parishad in his FIR lodged at Silchar Sadar.
Moreover, as per report of the enquiry team, the relevant records also not provided to the enquiry team by the responsible Block/field level functionaries during the course of enquiry, informs the CEO. “The Accredited Engineer (AE) and Gram Rozgar Sahayak (GRS) of the concerned GPs are also responsible for field verification, MR generation, proper execution of work etc. for the MGNREGA works and hence there is gross negligence and gross irregularities on their part,” reads the FIR.
He concludes, “Therefore, I would request you to take necessary action as per law against Sri Gautam Das, Ex-i/c Programme Officer (BDO), Salchapra Dev. Block & Asstt. BDO, Katigorah Dev. Block and Accredited Engineers (AE) and Gram Rozgar Sahayaks (GRS) of Bhangarpar G.P., Kumarpara Nizjoynagar G.P. and Srikona G.P. under Salchapra Dev. Block immediately. You are also requested to take immediate legal action against those who are involved in financial transactions in MIS under MGNREGA at Block level.”