As reported by Staff Correspondent in on 11 May 2008:
The Assam Tribune Online

Scam in ICDS project unearthed

DIBRUGARH, May 10 Two organisations have brought charges of rampant corruption in the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) amounting to more than Rs 37 lakh in Panitola ICDS project of the district. While the officer in charge of the ICDS project in Panitola development block has drawn the money for the year 2007-2008 through two cheques (No 107895 and 017896) from UCO Bank, Dibrugarh after collecting the cheque from the district social welfare department, All India Youth Federation and All Assam Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmilan unearthed through Right to Information (RTI) Act that the money has not been utilised till date.

Suspecting misuse of the allotted money, the two organisations have demanded that the district administration institute an enquiry into the anomaly immediately. They have also demanded exemplary punishment on the erring officials.

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