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MNREGA Fraud: Deepika Padukone,Other Actors On Fake Rural Job Card In Madhya Pradesh
This is the same district panchayat - Jhirnia that was praised for having paid out 100 per cent of allotted wages for employment under the MNREGA scheme.
MNREGA Fraud: Deepika Padukone, Other Actors On Fake Rural Job Card In Madhya Pradesh
New Delhi: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee(MNREGA)jobs scheme has once again become the target of the fraudster, this time in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district.
The picture of the Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Jacqueline Fernandez reportedly have been used on the "fake" job cards to claim the benefits.
The fake MNREGA cards issued in the name of Sonu Shantilia, Manoj Dubey, and many other villagers have been circulating and claiming wages from the Peeparkheda Naka village in the Jhirnia panchayat.
The district officials belives that lakh of the rupees have been claimed on these fake cards as wages fr the activites that were ner undertaken in the first place.
Whereas Mr. Shantilal and others whose names on these fake cards say that they have no idea how this happened.
As per Mr. Shantilal and Mr. Dubey, neither has claimed a signal day work.
"I don't know how this card was made. They replaced my wife's picture with Deepika," Sonu Shantilal said, alleging that the panchayat secretary and employment assistant were involved in committing this fraud.
Meanwhile, the CEO of the district panchayat has ordered an inquiry into how these cards were printed and wages released.
"Information on 11 job cards with pictures of celebrities has come to my notice. In the last few days, large amounts of money have been withdrawn and muster rolls filled. We will find out how the job cards were issued and how these pictures were taken. Action will be taken against whoever is found guilty in the investigation," Gaurav Banal said.