25% Funds Of Disaster Mitigation diverted To Ineligible Works By JK Govt.

Srinaga, August 08: Sources said that the Comptroller and Auditor General has raised questions over the distribution of relief and assistance to the 2014-flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir.

It said as per audit that an amount of Rs 1369 Crore spent from SDRF from 2010 -11 to 2014-15, the CAG has pointed that 25 per cent (Rs 342.43 crore) of the expenditure meant for disaster mitigation purposes, was diverted towards ineligible works adding that the expenditure was even incurred on account of excess payments or procurements at higher rates.

The audit noticed that the district administration Srinagar hired 504 boats for evacuation of affected people from flood-affected areas at a cost of Rs 1.77 crore, but the details of rescue operations viz area or location where the boats were deployed, number of flood affected people rescued, were not on record following the details of areas or camps where the rescued people were sent, details of arrangements of food and lodging in these areas or camps were not on record.

Lot of much more iregaularities has been detected by CAG is a matter of high level enquiry.



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