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NPCC cell alleges anomalies in Sakhi-One Stop scheme in Nagaland

It said there is a difference of more than Rs 5 crore in the amount sanctioned by the Centre for construction of these centres and the amount stated by the state’s directorate of social welfare department in its reply to an RTI application filed on August 2, 2021.

DIMAPUR:

The public grievances department of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has alleged anomalies in the amounts sanctioned for the construction of Sakhi-One Stop centres and the amounts made available for the purpose in Nagaland under the Centre’s Nirbhaya Fund.

It said there is a difference of more than Rs 5 crore in the amount sanctioned by the Centre for construction of these centres and the amount stated by the state’s directorate of social welfare department in its reply to an RTI application filed on August 2, 2021.

Referring to the reply, the NPCC grievances cell, in a release, said the department had received a uniform Rs 48,69,372 for construction of the Sakhi-One Stop centres in 10 districts while the amount for Dimapur district was Rs 45,88,047. The amounts were directly credited to the respective deputy commissioners of 11 districts, it said.

It said compilation reports from the directorate were received on September 1.

But in due course of the cross-examination of the documents, serious financial mismanagement and irregularities by the government in the department were found, it said.

The NPCC cell said in a reply to a starred question during the Nagaland Legislative Assembly session on February 16, 2021, chief minister Neiphiu Rion, who is also minister in charge of social welfare department, had said Rs 11,36,20,880 was sanctioned by the Union ministry of women and child development under the Nirbhaya Fund for Sakhi- One Stop Centre Scheme for the state with effect from 2015-16.

It said according to the reply of the directorate of social welfare department, a total of Rs 5,86,81,767 was received for the total project as against the Rs 11,36,20,880 stated by the chief minister in the Assembly, “which shows the clear difference of Rs 5,49,39,113”.

The NPCC cell, therefore, sought clarification from the minister in charge of the department on the difference of amount sanctioned by the Centre and the amount made available to the 11 district administrations.

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