Moradabad : The CAG team carrying out investigation into huge irregularities in National Rural Health Mission’s (NRHM) work and its records of last fifteen days is said to have found the swindling to the tune of Rs 50 lakh. As the investigation is on, action might be taken against erring officials.

The CAG will submit its report on October 24. A team led by Chief Accountant General Civil Audit, UP Mukesh P Singh, a 19-member CAG team reached Moradabad regarding the investigation. On September 26, the team held meeting with CMO and CMS and collected information about the irregularities in the NRHM.

The team found that the work under the NRHM started in 2005. The investigation was also carried out at a number of health centers spread in different areas of the city.

The team completed its task on Monday and it was found that there were irregularities in various plans, primarily in the use of vehicles plying on roads without proper tenders. NRHM records also show payment of Rs 18,000 per vehicle every month. They also found that medicines are being distributed at higher rates.

While health centers’ staff  are not willing to speak on the matter, the CMO Dr OPS Rathore after much dilly-dallying became ready to acknowledge the fact that that CAG team would send its report to the government through a proper channel.

JPN/Bureau