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GP fund scam in Bandipora: Eleven months on DHSK yet to fix responsibly, 129 accounts were found fake

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By Nasir Khuehami 

 

Bandipora: Almost a year has passed and Health Department is yet to ‘fix responsibility’ in an alleged GP Fund Scam that surfaced in Bandipora hospital last  year.

129 GP fund accounts were found fake and authorities had that time some officials including CMO and two BMO’s have been attached over the issue.

However even after passing of almost a year after the department ordered a probe in the scam, they are yet to come out with any report.

“Responsibility has not been fixed yet and nothing is known of the probe,” an official at the district hospital said.

According to the details accessed by INS 129 GP Fund numbers were found fake of which 86 are from Gurez block, 26 are from Bandipora block and 17 are from Hajin block were found fake after investigation by Finance department.

“Subscriptions of these employees are made from last many years recruited in violation of norms from the year 2005 to 2016,” sources aid.

Following the Scam, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir has later attached 17 employees of the department in district Bandipora vide order number 104/ NG of 2018, dated 02-02-2018, including CMO Bandipora, BMO Bandipora, BMO Gurez and BMO Hajin.

However, the attachment order was modified later, thereby cancelling the attachment order of CMO and three BMOs and were asked to continue their services at their places of postings.

Following the Expose, a committee was constituted separately to investigate the matter of Fake GP Fund Account numbers.

Sources said that Govt also directed to stopping the salaries of said officials and 129 employees whose accounts were found fake.

CMO Bandipora Dr Bilkes said that they have submitted all details to DHSK and salaries of all 129 accounts have been stopped.

“We have not recieved any further orders in this regard. It is up to DHSK to take action,” she said.

Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Kunzas Dolmas refused to comment and said ‘I am busy’ before hanging the line.

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