Official suspended for PMGSY road construction fund misappropriation

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Imphal: Manipur government has suspended AE, EE in-charge, OSD to EC, RED Worthson Sareo in connection with alleged misappropriation of PMGSY fund for a road construction work, from Rengpang to Mongjaron Khullen of Nungba block under Noney district.

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Yumnam Khemchand writes on his Facebook wall, “In relation to the PMGSY work, Rengpang to Mongjarong Khullen (15kms), I have given my official statement and an official has been suspended today, as assured that any wrongdoing will be dealt with according to law. If any wrong doing is found, necessary action according to law will proceed.”

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Manipur PCC president K.Meghachandra, on Monday, alleged that funds amounting to around Rs 1,700 crore meant for road construction in four hill districts was misused. It demanded action against those involved in misappropriation of funds.

The Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department in its order issued on Tuesday said, a dsiciplinary proceeding against AE, now EE (in-charge) OSD to EC, RED Worthson Sareo is contemplated in relation to PMGSY work with package no, MN07159 (Road name: L029-NH-53 Rengpang to Mongjarong Khullen) under Nungba block.

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Sareo has been placed under suspension with immediate effect and until further orders. During the period that the order will remain in force, the headquarter of Sareo should be Imphal and he should not leave the headquarters without obtaining permission, the order said.

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