30 civic employees suspended in pension scam

Sunday, December 24, 2017

District Collector T.Babu Rao Naidu has ordered the suspension of 30 municipal employees and termination of services of seven outsourced employees of the Kadapa Municipal Corporation following an inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of the NTR Bharosa old age pension funds to the tune of Rs.4.86 lakh.

The Collector issued orders suspending 30 municipal employees, including three senior assistants, nine junior assistants, 11 bill collectors, three record assistants, two RNRMs, a non-technical work inspector and an attender. Seven outsources employees were dismissed from service.

Following allegations of swindling of funds, the District Colelctor ordered an inquiry by the Joint Collector II Siva Reddy who inquired with 128 employees and submitted a report confirming embezzlement of old age pension funds of Rs.4.86 lakh.

He said that pensions were sanctioned in the names of deceased beneficiaries and misappropriated and warned of stern action against those guilty. Pension disbursal in the mandals was the responsibility of the MPDOs, he said.

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