PDP legislator alleges RGGVY ‘scam’ in Mendhar
‘PDD officials forged my signature to get DPR approved’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Aug 12: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA from Mendhar Rafiq Hussain Khan on Friday charged senior functionaries of Power Development Department (PDD) with committing fraud in Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in Mendhar area of border district Poonch.
Talking to the media persons here, the MLA alleged that the PDD authorities forged his signature to get the approval of Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared on “fake survey” to give benefit to some “blue-eyed” and “undeserving people”.
Taking strong exception to use his “forged signature”, he said it was done to siphon off crores and crores of rupees under the RGGVJ scheme in Mendhar. He demanded that the government should order a CBI probe into the scam to expose the culprits.
“A whopping amount of Rs 22 crore was spent in Mendhar to electrify un-electrified villages but the funds were either swindled by the PDD officers or by the engaged contactors,” he charged.
The PDP MLA asserted, “I have never given my consent to the scheme and the PDD officials used my forged signature to get the scheme approved from higher authorities to accommodate and benefit the undeserving people.”
Khan disclosed that he has already taken up the matter with the Deputy Commissioner Poonch for thorough investigation so as to book the “real culprits”.
Giving a detailed account of the alleged scam, the PDP MLA said that the Government of India had approved a scheme under the RGGVY to electrify uncovered and partial covered villages of the State and a proposal was submitted to Union Government in the year 2004 for electrification of left out hamlets and uncovered villages .
“The proposal was approved and funded by the Government during 2008-09 when he was MLA and his approval was mandatory. Instead of taking my approval, the concerned PDD functionaries forged my signature to get the DPR approved”, he said.
He further said that the PDD officials prepared a “fake survey” report without consulting him and forged his signature on it. “They submitted the report to the Chief Engineer who further directed the executing agency to start the work,” he said.
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