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HUGE DIVERSION OF CMRF FOR AAHAAR PROGRAMME IN ODISHA

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Bhubaneswar,15/05//19:Though Aahaar Kendras  started from 1.4.2015,  the State  Govt. released  notification dt.1.7.2015  in respect of  constitution of the General Body and the Executive Committee of  Odisha State  Aahaar  Society ( OSAS ).

But astonishingly, the 1st General body meeting and Executive Committee meeting of Odisha State Aahaar Society was held on 5.2.19, after around 4 years of its constitution. These bodies are high-level bodies  formed  to  monitor the implementation of Aahaar programme and give strategic guidance  to District Aahaar Society.

A  sum of Rs. 128,76,14,000 has been released  from CMRF  for Aahaar Programme, a so-called  populist Programme  of State Govt. for  creating  vote bank. Govt. could  have made budgetary provision  for  this Programme without  diverting  fund from CMRF  which  is mostly  used  for giving financial support  to the needy  poor  people and render support  to the  disaster-affected  people.

When  the State  Govt. gave a public  call  seeking  donation for Chief Ministers’ Relief  Fund to meet  FANI disaster  expenses, we   had appealed  the  people  not  to  give  any  contribution to  CMRF  by  making allegation  of  misuse  of  CMRF  fund  by  Chief  Minister, Odisha  and  requested  the people to  donate  directly to   the  affected  people  and NGOs  working with   a lot  of  hardship  in the  cyclone-affected  areas.

According to Pradhan,on 15.3.19.,  I had  filed RTI  Application  to the PIO, office  of  Housing and Urban Development, Govt. of Odisha  seeking  information about  details of  Aahaar Programme,  details of  fund sanctioned from  CMRF, Funds  mobilized  from different sources etc. On 9.5.19., the PIO supplied the information which is as follows and I am  presenting  a  test case  of  huge  misuse  of Chief Minister’s Relief  Fund for Aahaar Yojana, a populist programme  designed for  creating  vote bank  for Nabin Patnaik Govt,said by Pradeep Pradhan. 

AAHAAR PROGRAMME  (  A COOKED HOT MEAL @RS.5.00 AT AAHAARKENDRAS). 

Commenced from 1st April,2015 with 21  Aahaar Kendras, up-scaled to 111 Kendras in 2016-17 and currently operating with 119 Kendras . Besides  that  the  feeding  programme at night  has  commenced  from 31st December , 2018 in 56 Aahaar Kendras  located in the Hospitals. 

To  manage  Aahaar Programme, Aahaar Society in name of Odisha State  Aahaar  Society ( OSAS)  at state level  was formed  under  chairmanship  of  Chief  Secretary, Govt. of Odisha  with  the responsibility  of giving strategic guidance  to District Aahaar  Societies  at   district level in planning, managing and monitoring  the Aahaar  Scheme in the urban areas to address  hunger of needy  urban poor by provisioning of cooked hot meals at affordable price by tapping of donors  and mobilize  funds from Corporate, industries, philanthropic donors, , voluntary  Organisations,  residential welfare  associations, volunteers as well as well-wishersdovetailing of funds or benefits  from other  Govt. programme. 

The  State  Govt. has increased the  cost of meal from Rs. 20/- to Rs. 23.00. and source  of funding towards AAHAAR PROGRAMME  upto 31.3.2019.

 

Fund  received  from /Date

Amount  in Rs.

Total in Rs.

Special Problem Fund , Planning &Convergence Department  dated 13.3.2015

3,20,00,000

3,20,00,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 27.9.16

1,47,30,000

10,52,20,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 16.11.16

2,25,00,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 7.3.17

2,14,40,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 14.3.17

10,00,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 12.9.17

3,97,50,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 21.3.18

1,50,00,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 21.3.18

2,35,00,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 21.3.18

12,50,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 9.7.18

1,85,00,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 5.11.18

42,00,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 20.11.18

1,70,00,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 20.3.19

3,68,26,000

M/s Aditya Birla Group dated 20.3.19

16,74,000

IDCO dated 19.4.17

1,00,00,000

1,34,11,011

IDCO dated 26.4.17

34,11,011

Chief Minister Relief  Funddt. 26.10.16

20,00,00,000

128,76,14,000

Chief Minister Relief  Fund received by OSASdt. 3.10.17

20,00,00,000

Chief Minister Relief  Fundreceived by OSAS dt. 13.7.18

5,39,00,000

CMRF  fund directly sent to District Aahaar  Society  on 6.1.16

43,24,44,000

CMRF  fund directly sent to District Aahaar  Society   dated  3.3.16

19,62,70,000

CMRF  fund directly sent to District Aahaar  Society  on 3.3.16

50,00,000

CMRF  fund directly sent to District Aahaar  Society   on 18.1.19

20,00,00,000

M/s Crackers India Alloys Ltd. dated 17.9.18

1,00,00,000

3,00,00,000

M/s Crackers India Alloys Ltd. dated  17.9.18

1,00,00,000

M/s Crackers India Alloys Ltd. dated 5.12.18

1,00,00,000

Runguta Sons Pvt. Ltd. dated 27.12.18

10,00,00,000

10,00,00,000

Total

 

156,82,45,011

  1. Fund  released  to District Aahaar Society / City Aahaar  Society  by 31.3.19

Sl.No.

Name of DAS/ CAS

Total

1

Angul

3,74,50,224

2

Bolangir

4,13,52,500

3

Balasore

4,71,73,827

4

Baragarh

3,72,16,500

5

Boudh

1,47,82,500

6

Bhadrak

2,48,15,000

7

Cuttack

10,23,71,630

8

Dhenkanal

4,36,31,873

9

Deogarh

16,12,7500

10

Gajapati

2,46,57,500

11

Ganjam

18,67,27,169

12

JagatsinghPur

3,57,15,000

13

Jajpur

4,57,15,000

14

Jharsuguda

3,56,24,000

15

Kalahandi

3,58,57,000

16

Kandhamal

4,07,52,362

17

Kendrapara

2,61,19,233

18

Keonjhar

6,44,32,500

19

BMC, Bhubaneswar

7,90,32,997

20

Khurda

5,66,50,329

21

Koraput

4,94,60,493

22

Malakangiri

2,71,27,500

23

Mayurbhanj

6,31,91,012

24

Nawarangpur

3,42,20,500

25

Nayagarh

2,86,95,500

26

Nuapara

3,33,05,000

27

Puri

4,27,65,000

28

Rayagada

3,64,15,000

29

Sambalpur

9,58,44,412

30

Subarnapur

4,08,75,000

31

Sundargarh

9,34,11,636

Total

 

154,15,15,697

 

 

( RTI Information dated 9.5.2019  from H& UD Department , Govt. of Odisha )


Press note by; PradipPradhan

Date- 13.5.19

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