CM acts against three staff on corruption charges

By Abha Manakatala - Sat Oct 03, 2:36 pm

Smart VillageSmart VillageJharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has taken disciplinary action against three state government personnel on charges of corruption.

Among these personnel is Chandraeshwar Tapar,the then Managing Director, Gumla-Simdega Central Cooperative Bank Ltd who was dismissed from service.He is facing as many as 38 charges including misappropriation of the government fund.amounting to Rs 6.83 crore.Against him the case was registered in Gumla in 2013.

“The administrative efforts were on to recover from him the misappropriated sum”,states an official report.

Another personnel is Rajendra Prasad, the then Assistant Engineer,National Highway Road Division,Bermo.The CM has ordered recovery of the fund lost in poor construction of the highway from the account of Prasad.On the basis of 64 forged bills,Prasad had drawn the fund amounting to Rs 93.64 lakh for the purchase of bitumen in Dhanbad.

Similarly,Arvind Kumar,the then District Education Officer faced the order of condemnation.This order issued by the state government and suspended in the same post at Jamtara,on the charge of failure to abide by the official responsibility,continues.

The CM has rejected Kumar’s plea seeking withdrawal of condemnation.After he was taken into judicial custody on July 17 in a case registered by the Vigilance Bureau,he was placed under suspension.As per the CM’s order,his suspension continues.

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