After a scam in the National Family Benefit Scheme by showing living husbands as dead, another scam has come to the fore in the Social Welfare Department in the marriage grant scheme. Under this scheme, the amount was sent to the account of a father who does not have a daughter. In the test check conducted in Kanpur Nagar, 92 percent of beneficiaries of this scheme have been found to be fake.
The state government provides financial assistance of Rs 20,000 for the marriage of poor girls. In this scheme, there is a provision to send money to the accounts of the parents. Under a confidential order, cent percent beneficiaries of the year 2019-20 and 2020-21 were investigated in one urban and one rural area of Kanpur city. Babu Purwa ward in urban area and Kalyanpur block in rural area were selected for test check.
In both these areas, 13 families were given the benefit of this scheme in two years. Of these, 12 i.e. about 92% of the beneficiaries were found ineligible. Bhagwandin, the beneficiary of Maqsoodabad, does not have any daughter. Not only that, they are SC, but the application was made in a general category. Whereas, there is a provision to give the benefit of this scheme for both the categories separately.
Similarly, the amount was also sent to the accounts of Shivendra Singh and Kapil Mishra of village Bagdodhi Bangar, Satish Kumar Gaur of village Ishwariganj, Kusum Singh, Pooja Jha, and Usha Devi, Sangeeta of village Hridaypur and Vivek Kumar of village Dul. The heads of these villages gave writing during the investigation that these beneficiaries shown in the records are not residents of their village. There is no woman named Shanti Devi as shown beneficiary of Babu Purva ward. The princesses of Bagahi Bhatti of the same ward and Namita Pandey of Kidwai Nagar. Whose names were given in the application, are not their daughters.
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