Ex-ACD Rajouri booked for illegal engagement of staff under MGNREGA

Jammu: Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday registered an FIR against former Assistant Commissioner Development Rajouri, presently posted as Deputy Secretary, (ARI &Trainings), for illegal engagement of large number of staff under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) during the period 2015-18 in district Rajouri without involving selection committee in the t process

FIR 01/2019 under Section 5(1) (d) read with 5 (2) of J&K P C Act Samvat 2006, 4(a) of J&K Amendment Act, 2014 has been registered against Noor Alam, the then ACD, son of Mohd Din, resident of Ward No 8, Mandi Tehsil Akhnoor, District Jammu at present near Macca Masjid Bhatindi, Jammu.

The case was registered on the basis of a verification into the allegations that Noor Alam, in sheer abuse of his official position, with ulterior motives as well as for pecuniary gains, made illegal engagement of large number of supporting staff (beneficiaries) under MGNREGA as GRS/Technical Assistant,.

Bare Foot Engineers, Computer Assistant, Data Entry Operator, MIS Operator on consolidated basis during the period 2015-18 in District Rajouri without seeking administrative approval, in utter violation of guidelines issued by the Secretary Rural Development Department, J&K vide circular No. 15-RD-NREGA of 2010 dated Dec 12-2010 for making the engagement of supporting staff under MGNREGA.

According to ACB, the accused officer extended illegal as well as undue benefits to the beneficiaries. On the prima facie establishment of the allegations, a formal case has been registered against Noor Alam.

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