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MBMC under scanner for misuse of BPL funds

THE ASIAN AGE. | SURESH GOLANI
Published : Sep 29, 2018, 2:14 am IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2018, 2:14 am IST

The additional civic chief, Madhav Kusekar did not rule out the possibility of more such cases coming to light.

Moreover to accommodate fake beneficiaries in the BPL scheme, resolution of the general body was forged ” alleged Mhatre.
 Moreover to accommodate fake beneficiaries in the BPL scheme, resolution of the general body was forged ” alleged Mhatre.

Mumbai: Yet another case of financial irregularity has tumbled out from the closets of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). This time a section of the senior officials from the Women and Child Welfare Development department are under the scanner for suspected irregularities while approving subsidies to women Self-Help Groups (SHG) operating in the twin-city. The matter was brought to light by social worker Gajanan Mhatre, who sourced out information under the Right to Information Act in context to irregularities, while awarding a subsidy amounting to Rs 2,99,810 to Navghar Mahila and Balke Vikas Gat for loan of Rs 8.56 lakh to set up a grain store. “Without verifying the present financial status of mandated Below Poverty Line (BPL) members in the SHG, the subsidy was given to a non-existent business proposal. Moreover to accommodate fake beneficiaries in the BPL scheme, resolution of the general body was forged ” alleged Mhatre. The additional civic chief, Madhav Kusekar did not rule out the possibility of more such cases coming to light.

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