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Azam to head panel to probe 2011-12 dist plan

Assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey on Wednesday formally announced the constitution of a parliamentary committee to be headed by Urban Development minister Azam Khan to probe into the alleged financial irregularities in the district plans of financial year 2011-12.

Assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey on Wednesday formally announced the constitution of a parliamentary committee to be headed by Urban Development minister Azam Khan to probe into the alleged financial irregularities in the district plans of financial year 2011-12.

Earlier on May 31,BJP legislature party leader Hukum Singh had raised the issue relating to alleged financial irregularities in the district plan fund.

Singh had told the house that though Rs 9,000 crore was earmarked for the district plan in the financial year 2011-12,it did not reach the districts.

On Wednesday,Pandey told the members that the committee would mainly probe three points in this matter. The first point is about the absence of participation of people’s representatives in the district plan at district level. Secondly,the committee would look into the non-payment of reimbursement fees to OBC students in the state’s engineering colleges despite budgetary provisions for the same. Thirdly,the committee would examine if the allocated amount of Rs 9,000 crore in the budget for district plan was diverted to other works.

Members of the committee are BJP legislature party leader Hukum Singh,Revenue minister Ambika Choudhari,Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Swami Prasad Maurya,Congress legislature party leader Pradeep Mathur and RLD legislature party leader Dalbir Singh.

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