Srinagar: After government order, the Block Development Officers (BDO’s) across the state of Jammu and Kashmir have started preparing reports regarding the multi-crore salary scam which involved drawl of arrears by Multi Purpose Workers (MPW’s) allegedly through fraudulent means.
A BDO, who is posted in north Kashmir, told The Kashmir Press that the government order, asking for the detailed reports into the salary scam, have reached them through social media few days ago.
“We have now received a proper hard copy,” BDO said.
“We will be sending a detailed report as to how the MPW’s were absorbed into the department and how the arrears were released in their favour. We can not disclose all the information”.
The Director Rural development Kashmir issued an order on Saturday to the project officer wage employment, the district panchayat officer, the executive Engineer REW, the block development offices wherein he stated;
“It has been alleged in social media that MPWs with I’ll intentions setting aside all the rules have drawn illegally the pay arrears retrospectively wef 1-4-1997 till date without any sanction orders from the higher authorities by 100% cash and without the road map designed by the finance department i.e either to be drawn full in cash or by credit in GP find accounts etc roughly estimated up to 35 crore in Kashmir division. Besides, lacs of rupees have been drawn as 7th pay commission arrears”.
The director has impressed upon the officials of the department to submit the detailed report which should reach this office within two days.
Similar direction were issued by the director rural development Jammu.
In what’s termed as the ‘great salary scam in the history of Jammu and Kashmir’ Rural Development Department is investigating allegations of a multi-crore scam of almost 70 crore rupees by fake drawal of time bound promotion arrears in favor of Multipurpose workers.
The order was issued after Village Level Workers (VLW’s) of the department alleged that the multi-crore scam in the department to the tune of almost 70 crores was looting state exchequer.