Latest Expert Exchange Queries
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
 
 
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Service Tax | Sales Tax | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Indirect Tax | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing
 
 
 
 
Popular Search: VAT RATES :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: cpt :: due date for vat payment :: list of goods taxed at 4% :: empanelment :: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT :: VAT Audit :: form 3cd :: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: TDS :: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4% :: articles on VAT and GST in India
 
 
« General »
 Tax breather for foreign investors: All you need to know
 What the increase in tax collections does not tell us about Indian economy post demonetisation
 India’s crazy retrospective tax on foreign funds will tarnish country’s reputation
 How tax related, PAN grievances can be resolved through E-Nivaran
 Tackling income tax exemptions for equities and agriculture
 Amfi wants tax benefits for retirement plans
 Top five factors which could chart market direction in the coming week
 Tax rate hikes boost shadow economy
 Tax mop-up may decline in new amnesty scheme
 Weeks before Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lists out benefit of low tax rates
 Second home loan tax benefits

No irregularity found in social audit
November, 18th 2010

The social audit reports an integrated part of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has so far cited no irregularities in Porbandar district. This, even as a few individuals have blown the lid off a Rs 1 crore scam in a couple of villages in the district.

The NREGA official website says 44 social audits have been done in the district, including the scam-hit villages of Kotda and Katvana. Social audits have been done in these villages twice a year. So far, no irregularities have come up in the audit reports, said J H Trivedi, Director, District Rural Development Authority (DRDA), Porbandar.

In Kotda village, misappropriation to the tune of Rs 95 lakh came to light after an inquisitive paanwala looked for details of the scheme on Internet search engine Google. Doctors, teachers, government employees, Non-Resident Indians, physically challenged persons and even the deceased were mentioned as NREGS cardholders. The accused duo sarpanch Bhima Modha and local post officer in-charge Ramdev Odedara had in the last three years, opened up accounts in the post-office in the names of the cardholders and siphoned off money.

A case in this connection was registered against the accused on November 3. In Katvana village, too a similar scam was unearthed.

Incidentally, the social audits at both the villages had found nothing amiss.

According to NREGA, the social audit teams local volunteers who are being trained and paid token salary should conduct door-to -door surveys, and a social audit forum should be conducted in the gram sabha once every six months in the presence of all the representatives. Being the village head, the sarpanch should monitor and sign the final report.

Trivedi said they have trained 12 teams per taluka for audit work, adding that the fault lies with the villagers for not highlighting the irregularities at the time of audits. The social audits of all three years show nothing irregular, which simply means that the villagers have never raised their voice, he said.

He, however, added that DRDA will initiate action against the talati mantri and the sarpanch. We have cancelled 73 job cards in Kotda village, which preliminary investigations revealed, were issued in the names of government employees and other professionals, said Trivedi.

 
 
Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2017 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
SEO Company Search Engine Optimization Company US SEO Local SEO Company Website SEO Company Alabama SEO Company Alaska SEO Company Arizona SEO Company Arkansas SEO Company California SEO Company Colorado SEO Company Connecticut SEO Company Delawa

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions