CM promises ‘tough action’ to give justice to Janpad member

BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken cognisance of a TOI report on a woman Dalit janpad member from Tikamgarh being forced to leave her village after blowing the whistle on ‘misutilisation’of funds meant for the PM Awas Yojana, and promised tough action.
Talking to TOI on Tuesday, Chouhan said he had taken note of the report and will ensure action against those involved. “Whenever something like this comes to our notice, we take quick action,” he said.
Two days back TOI had carried a story of Sudhabai Ahirwar, 35, a janpad member of Hazoori Nagar village, who had complained two months ago to the district collector that of the 2,824 houses being constructed under PM Awas Yojana, 695 were shown as ‘complete’ and the entire money withdrawn, although they were far from ready. In a written complaint, she said that these 695 houses were “only on paper”.
Ramdhun Yadav, a rozgar sahayak- an executive of district panchayat who supervises utilisation of the funds transferred in beneficiary’s account- incensed by Sudhabai’s complaint had beaten her husband up and was arrested on November 18. “The rozgar sahayak was suspended and attached to the Janpad Panchayat, Tikamgarh. He was booked under IPC after the woman filed a complaint,” divisional commissioner of Sagar Ashutosh Awasthi said.

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