Irregularities in labour welfare scheme in Jajpur

Jajpur: Irregularities in the construction workers welfare scheme of the Odisha government in Jajpur district’s Dharmasala block has been brought to the notice of the authorities. It has been found that in the Choramuhan panchayat of Dharmasala block more than 50 applications to avail the benefits under the State government-sponsored welfare scheme were submitted with forged documents.

Under this program, the State government has provides financial assistance to the tune of Rs 25,000 per couple married after March 2014 though a labour card. The beneficiaries are required to get their credentials verified by the local Sarpanch and subsequently apply for the benefits to the district Labour officer.

However, the Sarpanch of Choramuhan panchayat has approached the district and State labour officer alleging that that a lot couples married before 2014 have applied for benefits under the program by forging documents. Similarly, the BDO of Dharmasala block has also intimated the Collector about the irregularities after which the district labour officer has said that required action will be taken after conducting an inquiry into the matter.

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