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State Level Committee Dissatisfied With Indebtedness Relief, Issues Directions To DCs To Clear Backlog By Jan 2018

December 18, 2017 | By

Chandigarh: Taking a strict note of pendency in forwarding the cases of rendering Indebtness Relief to the kin of farmers and farm laborers affected by suicides, Mrs. Vinni Mahajan, FCR -cum- chairperson State Level Committee issued immediate directions to the Deputy Commissioners to clear the backlog and forward all the cases for sanction by January,2018.

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The monthly review of approving sanctions for the eligible cases revealed that the Deputy Commissioners were sending Indebtness Relief cases dating back to 2014 which was not in consonance with the directions of Government pertaining to ‘rendering quick relief to the affected families’, informed the Chairman. Moreover, State Level Committee observed that the reports of District Level Committees formed under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioners, to verify the cases, lacked requisite details.

The Chairman said that it was observed that many of the reports by Chief Agriculture Officers were hushed up to the State Level Committee via respective DCs, without the signatures of all the members of the District Level Committees.  In certain cases supporting documents were missing and in others there was data entry mismatch, said she.

Furthermore, the Chairman stated that such errors invite un-called for delay and obstructs the path of rendering relief to the affected families. Therefore, DCs have been directed to cross check all the details and adhere to the guidelines in letter and spirit.


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