Thursday, March 3, 2016

ACB raids reveal irregularities

The raids conducted on BC welfare hostels in six districts at a time by the officials of the Anti corruption bureau (ACB) has exposed the huge malpractices and corruption at these institutions. It was found that there is no match between stock registers and student strength.

Stocks of expired food items were found in the stockroom. The ACB personnel had raided BC welfare hostel in Kubeer in Adilabad district along similar facilities at five other districts in the state on Tuesday. The raids lasted from early morning till evening.  

The state government had asked the ACB to check whether fine quality rice supplied to the hostels are being properly used or diverted to black market.

ACB Adilabad DSP Papalal said, that ‘they found attendance of 60 students mentioned in the register while only 14 students were present when they inspected the hostel. The number of students had been tampered and inflated.   

He said tamarind, ravva, milk powder, ragi malt, turmeric powder and biscuits were found with expiry dates. He added that blankets and notebooks had not been given to the students. It was also found that warden not paying the cosmetic charges to the students.  

‘We will submit a report to the collector and request him to take steps for the installation of biometric machines for the attendance of the students and staff in all the government hostels to curb the corruption and irregularities’, Papalal said.  Students complained to the ACB officials about poor quality food served.   

The ACB personnel also found that staff were not maintaining cash, visitors and record books in the hostel during their inspection and hostel warden Jadhav Prakash was not staying at the hostel and was irregular to the duties. ACB officials seized stock records and collected samples to send to the lab for examination to ascertain their quality.