Madikeri: Minister suspends engineer for diverting Rs 21 crore rain relief fund


Daijiworld Media Network - Madikeri (SP)

Madikeri, Nov 7: Srikantayya, executive engineer in the zilla panchayat engineering department of Kodagu district stands suspended. The allegation against the officer of diverting grant of Rs 21 crore meant for natural disaster relief to his personal account was found to have been proved. The suspension order was issued by panchayat raj minister K S Eshwarappa and district in-charge minister Somanna.

As the charges were proved, chief executive officer (CEO) of the zilla panchayat Laxmipriya, had recommended to the chief secretary of Karnataka on October 9, to suspend him.

The district had received Rs 28 crore towards natural disaster relief works out of which cheque of Rs 21 crore had been handed over by deputy commissioner of the district Anees Kanmani Joy, to zilla panchayat raj department. She had instructed to keep this amount in separate account. Srikantayya had got the amount credited in his account with Kotak Mahindra Bank. This amount was spent for various works, and now only Rs 21 lac is remaining, it is said.

Although depositing of money into a private bank requires administrative clearance from the finance department and district administration, Srikantayya violated this rule. Zilla panchayat member, Shivu Madappa, had demanded investigation after which the CEO ordered investigation.

The chief accounts officer found that the said amount was credited to account with private bank. The CEO said that the recommendation has been sent to the government, recommending to take suitable action against the erring officer.

  

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Nov 8 2019

    Hard to believe .Money which should be used to give to flood affected people is used by engineer private ,already spent also ,Does he not feel ashamed to use others money who have no home ,no money food and he enjoys it with full hands.?

    Now he is only suspended?Send him soon as possible direct in Prison.small thieves are in jail and this one enjoying others money.Corrupt engineers .He should give back that money otherwise his assets should be sold and given to all people who are in need.Thats somebodys money.when so ,no wonder people will never donate
    money.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    I too shocked who has given the power to those our servants ! OUR ANOTHER SERVANT DISMISSED HIM from the duties only ! why didnt terminated him from the duties and asked him to brush the roads.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    I am shocked...to learn that it is so easy to transfer Government funds to a private account. If this the case no doubt about the way our politicians becoming rich within one term. This has been happening since ages and this Engineer has been caught.

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  • tds, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Modi said "make in India " and he did.....

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  • sathish jm, Kumpala/Dubai

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Something fishy...How is it possible to deposit such a huge amount into a personal account without an administrial clearance? DC has instructed him to keep it in separate account. why ?

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  • sathish jm, Kumpala/Dubai

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Something fishy...How is it possible to deposit such a huge amount into a personal account without an administrial clearance? DC has instructed him to keep it in separate account. why ?

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    He should join BJP immeditely to abort suspension.

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    In Chor party its already Housefull

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Should be hanged in Public place

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  • UMMAR, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Acche Din ki Side effect Agian

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    PM Modi's dream and efforts to make India corruption free will never materialize.
    Gol mal hai Bhai
    Sub gol mal hai

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  • John, Manglore/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    hence forth call him by new name diverting engineer
    I hope he studied in college to cheat and fool public

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  • Sudesh pai, MANIPAL

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    If he has done it display his photo in all government offices for the best work he has done Honour him with a good huge crowd function from the place he belongs

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Why suspension ? Why not termination ?
    Now he will spend 10 crores to bribe all concerned and come out with 11 Crores in his account with a clean chit.

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  • ayesha devi, mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    As per the report it is not clear whether he has used the money for his personal use. He has deposited in an account with private bank instead of nationalised bank. Also it is not clear whether the account was in his personal name or in his official designation. If the account is in his personal name, then only it can be said as misappropriation of funds. Hence without knowing proper details we cannot call the official corrupt.

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  • Abu Mohammed, KSA / Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    the minister (note count machine) must have told him transfer the money to minister's relative's account, instead he transferred it to himself.

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  • VISHUKIRAN FERNANDES, Kalasa

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Corruption is becoming more rampant under this govt. Already public is bearing the brunt of price rise and poor infrastructure. Over this, these corrupt officials are eating away whatever small relief that govt. is providing. If strict action is taken, other corrupt officers will be afraid. I doubt this will ever happen.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    These govt engineers are public disaster. See the pathetic quality design and work.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Are the Corruption is getting rampant or the perpeters are getting caught rampant in this Govt ? let give credit where it is due.

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Natural disaster Engineer.... Shame on such corrupt public servants.

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