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Akhilesh govt splurged Rs 15 crore on functions to distribute Rs 20 crore: CAG

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May 19, 2017 11:29

The Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh spent Rs 15.06 crore between 2012 and 2013 on functions to distribute cheques worth Rs 20.58 crore to beneficiaries of its flagship unemployment allowance scheme. And this, when the scheme specified that the money should be deposited directly in the bank accounts of beneficiaries.

This startling finding is part of a "General and Social Sector' report prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and tabled in the UP assembly Thursday.  Read more

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