"General Managers (Region) FCI investigate all such cases where the monthly payment exceeds Rs one lakh and action is taken against the concerned officials wherever any anomaly is found in calculation of wages of workers," Minister of State for Food Raosaheb Patil Danve said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

 The minister also added that vigilance division of FCI also investigate all such cases wherever any instance of high wages have been reported. "General Managers (Region) FCI have not reported any huge scam in payment of wages to the labourers," he said.

 The minister was replying to a question whether "government is aware that hundreds of loaders of FCI have been paid inflated wages at the rate of more than Rs 4 lakh per month and thousands of labourers have been paid more than Rs 1 lakh per month during August 2014".

The minister said, "There are no such case where wages more than Rs 4 lakh have been paid in the month of August. However, 370 department workers (loaders) working in Maharashtra region have been paid two and a half years arrears of wages in August 2014 due to wage revision w.e.f January 1, 2012 along with monthly wages due to which total payment exceeded Rs 4 lakh."

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