Govt attach 20 officials, 16 BMOs in Bandipora GP Fund scam

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Bandipora: Following the expose about generation of fake General Provident Fund Numbers scam in Health Department Bandipora, Government Friday attached 20 officials including 16 Block Medical Officers (BMOs) who have served in Bandipora from 2007.

Besides attaching the officials, Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has also ordered to constitute the committee which will investigate into the scam.

DHSK’s order bearing number 104/NG of 2018 Dated 02-02-2018 in possession ofRising Kashmir reads: “In pursuant to reports published in print media regarding fake GP Fund account numbers in Bandipora a committee is to be constituted separately who  will investigate  the matter of fake G P Fund account numbers different Block Medical Offices in district Bandipora”

“Till the submission of the final reports of the committee, the following Officers and officials are hereby attached and directed to report DHSK,” order reads.

Earlier on Wednesday, DHSK issued orders of stopping of salary of Chief Medical Officer Bandipora  along with all the drawing and disbursing officers heading the health blocks.

Pertinently, Rising Kashmir on January 31 reported that Health Department Bandipora has generated fake GP Fund subscription numbers to accommodate employees.

The fake GP Fund subscription numbers were allegedly generated by few officials in CMO office Bandipora to accommodated employees illegally recruited in violation of norms during last few years in the health department across the district.

GPF subscription numbers were found fake after the officers in local fund office smell rat in the appointment of newly ‘recruited employees’ and initiated the thorough investigation into the records pertaining to new entrants in the health department.

Over 129 GPF subscription numbers have been proved fake after the investigation. The numbers according to authoritative sources pertain to the employees which have been recruited in volition of norms from the year 2005 t to 2016.

Among the 129 fake GPF subscription numbers, 26 are from block Bandipora, 17 from Block Hajin and 86 from block Gurez of Bandipora district.(RK)

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