Anantnag:- A team of Vigilance organization of Kashmir on Monday conducted a raid at the office of Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) in Dooru Anantnag following complaint of misappropriation of IGMSY Scheme funds.
Shameema Akhter who is posted as child development project officer (CDPO) in Dooru Anantnag is accused of embezzlement of funds under IGMSY scheme.
Talking to Kashmir observer, an official of the department said that a team of vigilance along with DySP and investigating officer conducted a raid on CDPO Dooru Anantnag following a complaint that Shameema is involved in embezzlement of funds under IGMSY scheme.
They seized all record in the office, official added.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier Kashmir Observer reported the embezzlement of funds in IGMSY scheme , after an applicant filed RTI No CDPO/LP/17/66-67 Dated 1/6/2017 which revealed that the lakhs of ripees under the scheme have been credited, from the official account for IGMSY account No 0044010200000106, to some officials by I/C CDPO shameema banoo through cheques.
The IGMSY is a conditional maternity benefit scheme. The scheme aims to uplifting the poor by providing a cash incentive of Rs 6000 to poor women upon the delivery of her child. It is a mandatory, as per the scheme norms, that the beneficiary must provide her personal bank account to the CDPOs office for the cash transfer of the cash incentive. As under no circumstances the cash incentive cannot be transferred to any other account (not even to her husbands account), neither the cash benefit can be given directly in hard cash or any other form to the beneficiary, as per the IGMSY norms.
SSP Vigilance Shabir Ahmad while talking to Kashmir Observer said that our team seized records from CDPOs office and have started investigation. There is a huge embezzlement of funds. After our investigation is completed, we will file a report and take action against the accused officer, he said
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