Former Union Minister and MP Maneka Gandhi had recently made allegations of corruption in Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development Board, on which state Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has taken cognizance. The CM has ordered a high-level inquiry into allegations of financial disturbances in the board. At the same time, Chief Secretary Om Prakash has been asked to set up an inquiry committee. The committee will submit its report within 15 days.
Former Union Minister and MP Maneka Gandhi had recently made allegations of corruption in Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development and demanded CBI, ED and CBCID to investigate the matter. Also requested that the program be stopped immediately and appropriate action should be taken. Gandhi said, "This is equivalent to scams of coal, Bofors etc."
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Former Union Minister and MP Maneka Gandhi recently wrote a letter to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. He has made serious allegations of corruption on Dr. Avinash Anand, CEO of Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development Board. He has also questioned the working of departmental secretary R Meenakshi Sundaram.
In fact, Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development Board, fodder procurement at expensive rates, consultant appointments and the purchase of luxury car have come under the scanner. MP Maneka Gandhi has also sent a copy of the letter to the Prime Minister, fearing irregularities.
In Maneka Gandhi's letter to the Chief Minister, it has been clearly stated that the CEO of Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development Board, Dr. Avinash Anand has misused it directly by taking a loan (loan) of 3,000 crore from World Bank. Departmental work was not done with this loan, but the director of the department has taken expensive car and luxurious house for him in Noida.
These are the charges against Avinash Anand
- Keeping the rules in mind, he bought fodder for the animals from the Punjab firm at double the cost of the district plan money.
- Sheep board deputed many officers on deputation without creation of posts. Due to this many veterinary hospitals were closed.
- The CEO bought old sheep from Australia instead of young sheep, from which more breeding is not possible.
- Officers are getting salary without work.
- A consultant has been appointed on the salary of two and a half million, whose salary is more than the Chief Secretary.
- The CEO has made the directorate a mutton shop by introducing a raw mutton scheme of the goat.
The CEO of the board bought a luxury car worth 13 lakh and a luxurious house in Noida.