Panchayats make illegal payments of lakhs without any works

Khargone : A case of illegal payments has been brought to notice wherein the district Panchayats have paid more than 38 lakh rupees to a couple of companies from Indore, without getting any services in return. In spite of all the complaints and applications, the collector or the CM has not taken any action till now. Around 541 Gram Panchayats are involved, who have paid the companies for the construction of their websites, yet no website is found till date.

As per the State Panchayat Directorate’s letter, all the Gram Panchayats of districts were instructed to make the websites of their Panchayats with the amount of Panch Parmeshwar ojana. Complainant and social worker Mahimaram Bhargava gave the above information, stating that companies Ganpati Advertising and Sarthi Solutions have provided with their fees without even getting the services in return.

The payment was made at the rate of 7180 rupees per Panchayat from 43 Gram Panchayats of Khargone Janpad, 37 of Segaon, 45 of Gogawan, 22 of Bhagwaanpura, 65 of Bhikangaon, 69 of Jhirniya, 83 of Kasrawaad, 63 of Maheshwar and 144 Panchayats of Barwaha had made the payments through cheques.

‘ The mentioned complaints have been brought to notice. However, few Panchayats have been provided with their websites. If any scam is involved, strict action shall be taken against Sanrpanch and secretary.’ – Narendra Suryawanshi, Upper Collector.

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