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Bihar sacks 110 officials for corruption

Bihar,Business/Economy, Thu, 29 Nov 2012 IANS

Patna, Nov 29 (IANS) The Bihar government has sacked 110 officials for corruption in the state's rural job guarantee scheme, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said here Thursday.

"After a probe, 110 officials working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) have been sacked," he said.

"The government has also lodged FIRs (first information reports) against 120 panchayat members and 130 officials for irregularities in the implementation of the scheme," Mishra added.

The state government began a probe into the allegations of corruption in the MGNREGS after a performance audit report by a non-government organisation.

The Delhi-based Centre for Environment and Food Security said the performance audit of the MGNREGS in Bihar found that 73 percent of the Rs.8,189 crore scheme fund, spent in the state's 38 districts in six years (2006-12), were embezzled by the implementing authorities.

"We are committed to make the implementation of the scheme more transparent to check corruption," the minister said, adding that strict action will be taken against guilty officials.

The MNREGS aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.


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