Patna: The state government was probing a
case of sanction of money for a house under the Indira Awas
Yojana (IAY) to a `dead` man in Sitamarhi district four years
ago, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said today.
In reply to a question by the BJP MLC Baidnath Prasad
in the legislative council, Mishra said a deputy collector was
probing the incident and stringent action would be taken
against those found guilty in the matter.
In Bhaluahi village under Koriahi panchayat, Kistu
Thakur, a `dead` farmer, was sanctioned money under the IAY
for construction of a house in 2008.
The minister said his department has directed the
local officials to stop transfer of the money to the bank
account of the `dead` man.
In reply to another question by the JD(U) MLC Vinod
Kumar Chaudhary, Mishra said he was aware of sanction of money
to three persons twice for house under the IAY in a village
under Kathari block in Begusarai district and said local
officials have been asked to issue notice to the beneficiaries
to return the excess money.