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Scam scam ravaged Bhagalpur district administration now tries to be smart to identify such government staffs and officials who earlier developed relationship with Srijan for becoming monetary beneficiaries from the NGO’s illegal practice.
Bhagalpur district administration has been gearing up for identifying if any Bihar government staff involved earlier in transaction with Srijan Mahila Vikash Sahayog Samity. It already conducted internal audit reports of concerned state government departments at Bhagalpur to ascertain the actuality of Srijan connections.
In a circular, district magistrate, Bhagalpur directed all official concerned in different departments of state government in Bhagalpur district along with staffs to furnish a declaration stating that neither they nor their any close relatives had taken loan from the Srijan earlier. The circular also underlined that for receiving the salary of November, such declaration is mandatory.
It is pertinent to note here that during the internal audits in different state government departments, large scale financial irregularities came into light. Transfer of government’s money in Srijan’s accounts from many government departments are very common, revealed such internal audits. Not only that, Srijan which used to provide loans to people like any nationalized banks, also made the government officials and staffs beneficiaries with such loans. Many government officials and staffs managed to acquire heavy loans from Srijan while mentioning them or their immediate family members as members of Srijan Mahila Vikash Sahayog Samity.
CBI which has been assigned to probe the scam here already echoed the same, it also claimed that many government employees and their relatives earlier enjoyed loans and illegal grants from Srijan. Name of a former sub divisional officer, Bhagalpur has been exposed whose wife had taken huge lone from Srijan to gift her husband a foreign made motorcycle. There are hundreds of such examples here where the government employees rampantly enjoyed ‘illegal money’ from Srijan in the name of loans etc.
District magistrate , Bhagalpur Adesh Titirmare, issued the circular recently, directed all the drawing and disbursement officer of different departments to forward to the treasury only those salary bills which are enclosed with the declaration by employees. Treasury officers at Naugachia sub division also asked to obey the circular.
The employees who had taken loan from Srijan or whose relatives had received money from the cooperative society would be required to furnish details of transactions to the senior deputy collector (establishment), the order said. The deputy collector would report to district magistrate if any such case would come to light. But nothing is specified in that circular about the follow up action against such employees who or whose immediate family members had taken loans from Srijan.
Salary of more than 15,000 government employees, including officers, posted in different state government departments are passed from treasury, Bhagalpur. All such government employees would have to furnished the declaration for getting their salary for the month of November 2017.
However, more than 500 state government employees including officials at Bhagalpur yet not get their salaries for the last three month. Most of such employees are from block offices, circle offices and CDPO offices in the district. Earlier district magistrate, Bhagalpur had ordered for departmental wise internal audit and if any irregularity like illegal transfer/ withdraw of government money would be found, FIR should registered immediately flowed by certificate case to recover such amounts. The directive further said that only after furnishing such facts, salaries could be released. But as per the sources, most of BDOs, Cos along with CDPOs yet not furnished such reports resulting holding of salaries. Apart form that salaries to the employees in departments like Zila Parisad, DRDA, welfare department along with other few departments also on hold as the concerned head of the departs who posted on temporary basis, yet not have the financial rights like a drawing and disbursement officer.
“What about the roles of district magistrates who were the signatories on the cheques which transferred to government accounts to Srijan’s account? Why not CBI or any other agencies raised their role or why they yet not came into the frame of the investigations? Junior ranking staffs are made the scape goats just to save the district magistrates and also their political nexus,” alleged many employees in state government departments.