Bhopal: In its bid to weed out all kinds of corrupt practices plaguing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS), the Madhya Pradesh Government has taken stringent action against two thousand people including two IAS officers and elected representatives after they were found guilty of gross irregularities in the project.

Panchayat, Rural Development and Social Justice Minister Gopal Bhargava said the government is focusing on providing benefit to the needy along with the monitoring at grass root level.

He informed that two IAS officers and elected representatives have been booked to fix their accountability in the irregularity.

“The department has taken stern action on the complaints and criminal cases have also been registered given the magnitude of the irregularity. In case of financial irregularity, the amounts have been recovered,” Bhargava said adding that this action will certainly bring transparency in the implementation of the scheme in the state.

He also informed that the state government has saved Rs 105 crore by trimming administrative expenditure, which is one of its kinds in the country.