After an RTI query revealed alleged embezzlement of National Rural Health Mission funds in Nainital district to the tune of around Rs 11 crore, a magisterial court asked the district administration to order an inquiry into the matter.
Kunwar Singh Dev, a resident of Niglaat village in Bhowali, requested the copy of the inquiry through an RTI application last month. “I got a 44-page report which was submitted to the district magistrate with recommendation of special inquiry into the matter. It indicates the irregularities of funds of around Rs 11 crore over the last three years of NHRM scheme.”
The report points at financial irregularities in various aspects of the scheme, including renting vehicles, purchase of computers, desktops and printers, and mis-reporting the numbers of patients treated under the scheme.
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