x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Anti-Citizenship Act protests hit West Bengal, railway stations torched, buses vandalised by angry mob | Moushumi Chatterjee's daughter Payal Mukherjee dies at 45 | Beware of fake news on social media: Army issues advisory on Northeast unrest | J&K HC judges tell Supreme Court no minors detained in jails after Article 370 scrapped, terms allegations wrong | Heavy snowfall in Kashmir blocks highways; more snow predicted for today | Woman kills minor daughter, self hours after husband jumps before metro track | Whopping Rs 390 crores of state exchequer wasted on incomplete projects in JK | Kashmir netas to float 'Alliance for statehood' | Transport Nagar becomes casualty of administrative apathy | Despite BJP's assurances to roll back, Sarore Toll Plaza runs steadily | Govt Deptts implement 7 state laws with amendments | J&K administration announces house listing & census operation in 2020 | Mata Vaishno Devi shrine receives season's first snowfall, chopper service remains suspended due to fog | Constructions on state, agriculture land go unabated in Anantnag | National conference of Mathematical Sciences held at SMVDU | JK Congress OBC Deptt holds meet | JMC conducts anti encroachment drive | Awareness camp held for implementation of EPFO Act in UT | JCCI attends meeting of Income Tax Dept | Deptt of urdu, JU organising two day National Seminar | Campus placement drive held at YCET | Will work on ground level in Thana Mandi block , says chairperson Rozi Mir | DLTFC Rajouri clears 46 cases, sanctions Rs 3.16 crore under PMREGP | DIS Jammu shines in District Wushu Championship | Stay away from drug abuse, play role in nation building : Zorawar | Spring Dales Kathua in India's Top 10 schools again | DPS Nagbani holds Word Building Competition | JSS Kathua participates in Cycle Rally | Div Com reviews winter preparedness in Jammu division | Absconder arrested | Four gamblers arrested | Workshop on Environmental Clearances organized | This Is How the Deadly Cocktail of Drugs and Fertilizers Is Destroying Our Country | Encounters on decline | Jammu Crime Branch books fake MBBS admission counsellors | PWD, Panchayat Deptt fail to construct bunkers along LoC | Snow fall: Doda admin issues public advisory | Kidnapped minor recovered accused held within 48 hours | ACB produces chargesheet against then XEns of PHE Baramulla, Tangmarg Divisions | Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, about 300 vehicles stranded | Assistant Drugs Controller conducts surprise inspection at Doda, Kishtwar | Food Safety Officer placed under suspension | Jammu Bar calls off 43-day long strike, to resume work from December 18 | Air traffic at Srinagar airport remains suspended for 7th day | Atal Dulloo reviews functioning of ISM, AYUSH, MPB in J&K | Fine of Rs 34000 imposed on business units in Rajouri | Two injured in Pak shelling in Uri | Court rejects bail of LeT OGW | Suspected Pak intruder shot dead along IB in Samba | DC Srinagar inspects snow-clearance operation in early morning city tour | DDC Reasi meets BDC Chairpersons, discusses key issues | J&K Sports Council's website not yet updated, LG's directions go unheeded | Time bound redressal of public grievances Govt's prime concern: Advisor Sharma | Chenab valley witnesses heavy snowfall, power supply restored in City areas | DC Kathua reviews progress of languishing projects | Sahu reviews water supply status with CEO of SMVD Shrine Board | Martyrs are pride of nation, sacrifices can never be forgotten: Bhalla | Harsh questions BJP over stalled, abandoned projects of Jammu | Leh, Kargil Hill Councils empowered to protect land, cultural identity: Raman Suri | JKSAC delegation calls on Secy DM&RRR | OBC welcomes LG's statement over new reservation policy | J-K forms panel for implementation of tobacco control programme | ARTO Rajouri conducts checking, recovers Rs 66000 fine | Jawan cremated with full military honours | KVK Reasi organizes Training Programme | Team leaves for National Championship 2019 Lucknow | Back Issues  
 
news details
Rs 5.53 lakh each withdrawn as election expenditures of 2 Panchayats
Elections funds for open loot in Kishtwar's Warwan block
11/16/2019 10:37:30 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report
Jammu, Nov 16: In a well organized loot of public money, the Block Development Officers of Warwan and Marwah blocks with the help of accounts officers managed to withdraw elections expenditures for holding elections in two Panchayats each in Warwan and Marwah blocks held in the year 2018.
As per the details available with "Early Times", Warwan block of Kishtwar District consist of 7 Panchayats and 49 wards and as per the officials out of seven Panchayats, three Panchayats are vacant due to non holding of elections while on four others, two Sarpanches were elected unopposed and the election were held for two other Panchayats viz Chouedraman and Margi and similarly out of 49 Panchayat wards, 19 wards are vacant while out of 30 others, 20 ward members were elected unopposed.
Similarly, Marwah block, out of 12 Panchayats, four candidates were declared as unopposed while elections were held on two Panchayats viz Yurdoo and Nawapachi-B and out of 86 wards, 61 are vacant and all other remaining 25 ward members were declared as unopposed since the people of Marwah boycotted the elections over the issue of construction of 1200 MW Budsar power project dam.
Following the conclusion of the Panchayat elections, the BDOs of Warwan blocks submitted the bills claiming various election expenditures for making various kinds of arrangements for polling parties that stationed at Marwah and Warwan blocks from 12-11-2018 to 18-11-2018 for four Panchayats and 10 wards in the block.
As per the order No 13 of 2019 Dated 30-8-2019, Election department releases Rs 5.53 lakh to BDO Warwan for mitigating the election expenditure under various heads of the CEO J&K and similarly funds were also released to some other blocks as well.
As per the official sources, the bills withdrawn by the BDO Warwan are much more higher than the actual expenditure on the said Panchayat elections added that the same was spent by the lower staff of the department out of its own pockets which is yet to be paid to them despite the concern BDO withdraw the same against many factitious bills submitted by few officials.
The sources said that the transportation expenditures were paid by the transport department and the amount withdrawn by the BDO Warwan is the expenditure shown other than transportation of the polling staff.
The sources said that similarly lakhs of rupees had been withdrawn by the BDO Marwah for holding Panchayat elections in block Marwah on two Panchayats.
One of the employee on the condition of anonymity told the "Early Times" that they have not received a single penny out of the money spent by them on making various arrangements for polling parts and called for high level probe into the matter.
The sources said that similar practice was also adopted in some other blocks where money worth lakhs of rupees has been withdrawn on the name of expenditures for conducting Panchayat elections, but the lower staff who did all possible hardwork for successful conduct of the elections did not get a single penny and urged Anti Corruption Bureau and CBI to investigate into the matter since J&K is now a union territory falling directly under the ambit of CBI.
Another employee said that he still own money to some people even after paying out of its own pocket and urged upon the authorities to look into the matter.
Similar tactics according to the sources was adopted during Parliamentary elections wherein according to sources Rs 7.42 lakh has been shown as election expenditure by the BDO Marwah. Despite repeated attempts, BDO Warwan who only few weeks ago demitted the office of BDO Warwan and withdraw the said amount could not be reach out for the comment.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU