IEP Chandigarh, December 26
The Haryana government is working on the policy of ‘zero tolerance’ in corruption cases. Strict decisions are being taken by our government against the employees and officers involved in corruption. We are working to completely curb corruption in the state. This was stated by Development and Panchayats Minister, Sh. Devender Singh Babli during the winter session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today; in response to the question asked by Ch. Maman Khan regarding corruption in MNREGA during the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21 in Gram Panchayat Hajipur of Punhana block in Nuh district.
He said that as the complete physical record of works done under MNREGA is not available in the office of Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Punhana; the Department has requested the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India to provide complete digital records. After receiving this record, the inquiry will be completed by the Superintending Engineer, Panchayati Raj Vigilance Wing, Rohtak, within a period of two months. Sh. Devender Babli said that if the vigilance wing of the department fails to complete the probe within a period of two months; then the probe would be handed over to the vigilance.
Responding to another question, Sh. Devender Singh Babli said that after receiving the said investigation report, action will be taken by the government against the guilty officers and employees involved in the alleged corruption in MNREGA works. Giving information to the house, he said that in two districts – Sirsa and Palwal, the government has taken strict action against the employees and officials by getting FIRs registered due to lapses in MNREGA works.
Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that boosting station will be constructed at Rajiv Colony and Triveni Johri in Bhiwani city. For this, a budget of Rs. 9.73 crore has been approved.
The Cooperation Minister was replying to a question during the winter session of the Vidhan Sabha here today.
He said that the matter of one place is pending in the court, which is likely to be settled soon. Apart from this, land has been made available for Dev Nagar and soon a boosting station will be constructed after marking it.