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Money swindling goes unchecked in DDK
12/11/2013 11:20:34 PM
Javaid Naikoo
SRINAGAR, Dec 11: Even as the Doordarshan got a new director, money swindling goes on unabated in the Centre notwithstanding enquiries held to check the irregularities.
Documents in possession of Early Times reveal that despite many complaints of money swindling from the Government exchequer through creation of fake accounts in the name of shooting and broadcasting current affairs programmes were filed by the employees working within DD Srinagar at Prasar Bharti DD news New Delhi, in the office of Director General Door Dardarshan. Central Vigilance Commissioner New Dehi against the Joint Director Regional news unit Srinagar, Bashir Malik from time to time since 2005.
However, as per sources till date no action was taken against the lobby allegedly headed by Bashir Malik.
Complaints filed by one employee in the office of the Vigilance Commissioner New Delhi alleged "Large scale Bunglings in RNU, DDK Srinagar" on 15/04/2011. The complainant sought an enquiry into the financial bungling in RNU,DDK Srinagar since 2005 to 2011.
Giving details of fake accounts, he said one Bilal Ahamd Bhat son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat resident of Parnew Budgam has been shown in an another fake account as Bilal Ahmad "LONE" son of Mohammad Sultan Lone of Parnew Budgam and dozens of such fake accounts were created over the years for programmes like "SADHBAWNA, SACH TO YE HAI, HUM BI MHUN MAI ZUBAAN RAKHTE HAI, SARGAMIYAN HAFTA RAFTA" to grab money.
Another complaint against Bashir Malik titled as "school of Corruption" send to the Chief Vigilance Commissioner, CVC New Delhi dated 23/12/2012 from Srinagar includes the names of some close relatives of Bashir Malik as Mohammad Maqbool Bhat resident of Tengpora, Mohammad Shafi Bhat of Kohna Khan, Mushtaq ahmad of Kohna Khan, Firdous Ahmad Mir of Kawdara Srinagar, Sajad Parvez of Shivpora, Madina Qadir of Rajouri Kadal and Shabir Ahamad Bhat of Rainawari to grab money from the Government exchequer after showing them as script writers and interviewers etc. of many programmes shooted and broadcasted.
Sources said that dozens of such fake accounts including accounts of some girls as well are used to fetch money on their names on mutual share bases and though most of such fake accounts are being shown as interviewers, script writers in many progammes shot and broadcast over the years. However, these people have no knowledge of such skills.
An inquiry report brings to fore irregularities in production of current affairs programme by RNU,DDK Srinagar-reg" conducted by A.A Rao, then Additional Director General of Prasar Bharti in early 2012 in possession of Early Times though reveal some irregularities, cheating in spending money creation of fake accounts as well, however, no action has been taken against anybody so far.
A.A Rao in his report has mentioned that "Most of addresses furnished in handwriting are incomplete and their account numbers not furnished so as their bank accounts, the list payees indicate the services provided by them for conducting current affairs programmes, thereby making task of verification of genuineness of payments difficult, head office did not categorically deny any irregularity in the alleged ficticious payments in the name of Ms. Shazia Mir. A.A Rao has concluded his report of inquiry by mentioning that prima facie there is merit in complaints of irregularities in production of current affairs programmes by DDK Srinagar."
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