Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 23: More cases of glaring misappropriation of funds by the former Director Rural Development Department (RDD) Jammu are coming to the fore and a complaint against State Vigilance Organization (SVO) has been lodged with Governor's office for not initiating action against the accused officer.
In the complaint sent to Governor, it has been alleged that the then Director, RDD Jammu committed financial irregularities and misused MGNREGA funds, during the period 2016-17.
"Pardeep Kumar former Director, RDD, Jammu procured items like RC Bins, Steel Drums, Wheel Barrows and Dust Bin for various Districts of Jammu Division during the period of 2016-17", copy of complaint in possession Early Times read. It has been claimed in the application that guide lines for MGNREGA do not allow Director RDD Jammu to procure material/ items pertaining to the Department of Rural Sanitation.
For Jammu district under supply order No: DRDJ/2016-17/2900-2903 dt 31/08/2016. 264 RC Bins, M.S. steel drum, 265 wheel barrows,530 dust bins, for Kathua district vide order No: DRDJ/2016-17/2904-2907dt.31/08/2016 196 RC Bins, M.S. Steel Drums, 196 Wheel barrows, 392 Dust Bins, for Samba district vide order no. DRDJ/2016-17/2908-2911 dt. 31/08/2016, 97 RC Bins, M.S Steel Drum, 97 wheel barrows, 194 Dust Bins, for Udhmapur district vide supply order No: DRDJ/2016-17/2916-15 dt. 31/08/2016. 172 RC Bins, MS. Steel Drums, 172 Wheel Barrows, 344 Dust Bins, for Rajouri district, vide supply order No: DRDJ/2016-17/2916-19dt.31/8/2016, 193 RC Bins, M.S. Steel Drums, 193 Wheel Barrows, 386 Dust Bins, for Poonch district vide supply order no. DRDJ/2016-17/2920-2923dt. 31/08/2016. 162 RC Bins, M.S. Steel Drums, 162 Wheel Burrows, 324 Dust Bins, for Reasi district vide supply order No: DRDJ/2016-17/2924-2927 dt. 31/082016, 128 RC Bins. M.S. Steel Drums, 128 Wheel Borrows, 256 Dust Bins, for Ramban district vide supply order No: DRDJ/2016-17/2928-2931 dt. 31/082016. 101 RC Bins. M.S. Steel Drums, 101 Wheel Barrows, 202 Dust Bin, for Kishtwar district vide supply order No: DRDJ/2016-17/2936-2939 dt. 31/082016. 104 RC Bins, M.S. Steel Drums, 104 Wheel Barrows, 208 Dust Bins, documents available with ET divulged.
According sources above said items/ material pertains to the Department of Rural Sanitation and not to directorate of Rural Development. "It will not be out of place to mention here that the J&K SAC has also observed and marked in April 2018, that the Centrally sponsored schemes including MGNREGA is mis-managed and the RDD had failed to give satisfactory information about the Centrally Sponsored schemes (CSS)", sources quoted SAC as having said.