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Authorities in Sakela began an investigation


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2022 Mar 02, 14:42,
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The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority has started investigation into the irregularities in the social security allowance of Sakela village.

 The commission has started the investigation on the basis of the complaint lodged by the village municipality after it was found that the employees had committed irregularities by withdrawing social security allowance even in the name of the deceased, relocated and missing persons.

 A team of the commission has started the investigation process from Sakela Village Municipality-4 Mattim and Ward No. 5 Manebhanjyang, said village head Arjun Kumar Khadka 'Jhankar'. "The commission has started further investigation on the list based on the report sent by the village municipality," he said. The team of the authority has come to take the process of action forward by collecting the real details. ”

 After the report of irregularities in the social security allowance of more than Rs. 87 million. It was reported that Rs. 87.41 million was leaked in five wards within the fiscal year 2076/77 alone.

 The investigation committee formed under the coordination of village chief Sarita Khadka had made public the report of irregularities amounting to millions of rupees in the same fiscal year after the issue of irregularities in social security allowance came out in various media including the National News Agency (NNA). The committee formed on September 30, 2008 had made public the final investigation report on the issue of misuse of social security allowance.

 It has been found that the employees of the village municipality have prepared up to three fake beneficiaries by mentioning the same name, same citizenship number, same address and same date of birth of the beneficiaries receiving social security allowance. It has also been found that the social security allowance of widows and single women is distributed in the name of the same person. After the report of irregularities in the social security allowance became public, the people's representatives of the wards and villages along with the employees have been faced with ethical questions. During the investigation, it has been found that the relatives of some of the deceased or displaced persons are continuously receiving social security allowance.

 As soon as the report on the leakage of millions of rupees of social security allowance became public, the village municipality has made arrangements for the distribution of social security allowance through the Sakela branch of Nepal SBI Bank as per the 'Social Security Program Operating Procedure 2075' from the second quarter of the fiscal year 2077/78. In the second and third four months of the Fiscal Year 2077/78, the amount of Rs.

 Chief of the Social Security and Registration Branch, Dilliman Rai, said that the money being paid in the name of wrong beneficiaries has been saved due to the activism of the service unit under the Village Municipality and National Identity Card and Registration Department. "An investigation committee was formed under the coordination of Sarita Khadka, the deputy chief of the village municipality, after the issue of irregularities in the distribution of social security allowance came to light," he said.

 According to the Social Security and Registration Branch, there are only 1,205 beneficiaries in Sakela village municipality, which has only five wards in the district out of ten local levels.

 Other local levels of the district have also started distributing social security allowances through the banking system but other local levels have not brought out the leakage in the distribution of social security allowances.

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