DODA, June 29: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expressed concern over the alleged embezzlement of funds under 14th Financial Commission grant.
Addressing a press conference, BJP District President Doda Swami Raj Sharma said that the matter was brought into the notice of concerned BDO and the DDC Doda.
“A written complaint has already been submitted by the BJP team of Ghat Mandal to the concerned authorities seeking action against the erring Sarpanchs and Secretary Panchayat”, he added. Click here to watch video
Despite being aware of the fact that funds worth 22 lakhs under 14th FC meant for utilization in the development of panchayats have been illegally withdraw and embezzled by the concerned Sarpanchs of Bharath A and Bharath B Panchayats in violation to the set norms, the authorities at the helm of affairs have not taken appropriate action against them, Sharma maintained.
BJP Doda demanded high level enquiry into the matter and suspension of powers of the concerned Sarpanchs and Secretary Panchayat till the enquiry is complete.
Mandal Pardhan Ghat Suresh Kumar, Mandal Pardhan Mohalla Rakesh Sharma and Office Secretary Babu Ram were also present during the press conference.