The GSU, Western Zone (West) has flagged misappropriation of Special Rural Work Programme (SRWP) funds under Raksamgre constituency.
General Secretary of the union, Tengroang Marak has brought the issue to the notice of West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Swapnil Tembe after an RTI reply revealed the anomaly.
According to the GSU, stated that the projects were implemented in the name of one, Tomson Marak. “No other beneficiaries are mentioned and several crores of Rs seem to have been misappropriated. The maximum number of projects is unsatisfactory not to mention ghost projects in different areas,” the union said, in its complaint.
According to the union, reports from 2018-22 reveal the unsatisfactory implementation of CGI sheet distribution amounting to crores of Rs. “The distribution of CGI sheets amounting to Rs.6500 for 840 mm width per bundle including 2 numbers of ridging per family does not match the budget,” it stated.
The union added that 200 plus constructions like culverts, RCC bridges, spring chambers, cultural houses, community halls etc were implemented in the name of only one person-Tomson Marak without the projects being visible on the ground.
“Corruption is a disease like cancer if not detected on time it can spread like wild fire. Therefore, the immediate inquiry must be done early as possible,” the GSU urged the DC.
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