Discrepancies operating over Rs 4 crore have been discovered within the take-home ration programme for out-of-school women 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, stated 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 women in keeping with the Girls and Youngster Growth Division in 2018-19 was 53,554, but the determine offered 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 apart from the beneficiaries.
The NCPCR discovered that numerous women within the 11-14 age group had been out of faculty. When the fee sought info from the Girls and Youngster Growth Division, it was advised that 2,17,211 women had been out of faculty, of which 1,71,365 women had been getting companies from the Anganwadi as in February 2019.
The Division of Faculty Training, nevertheless, advised the NPCPR that there have been 23,491 out-of-school kids within the 11-14 age group, of which 8,680 had been adolescent women.
The NCPCR finally requested the Accountant Common of Madhya Pradesh to look into the matter. A report by the Comptroller and Auditor Common (CAG) on the 4 districts – Betul, Gwalior, Dindori and Singrauli – discovered monetary irregularities of Rs 4 crore within the take-home ration programme in a single year.
The state authorities stated the earlier Congress authorities is liable for the discrepancies.
“Whosoever will likely be discovered responsible will likely be punished, but that is the results of rampant corruption throughout Congress regime. We’re investigating all the matter. Senior Congress chief and former cupboard minister Jitu Patwari stated ‘on one hand they do kanya poojan earlier than any perform, alternatively they do not even spare the take-home ration of poor women. I consider Shivraj Singh had failed,” Madhya Pradesh Medical Training Minister Vishwas Sarang stated.
The CAG has began a much bigger investigation into the take-home ration scheme in all 52 districts within the state.