Bangalore: Karnataka Government on Wednesday ordered the suspension of 24 officials in Yadgir and
Chamarajanagar districts for their alleged involvement in
misappropriation of funds totalling Rs 4.23 crore.
Separate departmental inquiries have been ordered
against the guilty officials, Minister for Rural Development
and Panchayat Raj Jagadish Shettar told reporters here.
13 officials, including an Executive Engineer attached
to the Minor Irrigation Department in Zilla Panchayat of
Yadgir district, were suspended on charges of misusing Rs 2.50
The government had allocated the amount for taking up
desilting work of 50 tanks, but the officials awarded piece
works without calling for tenders, he said.
11 other officials face similar action for
misappropriating Rs 1.73 crore, released for procuring
materials to hostels by Chamarajanagar Zilla Panchayat, he
None of the works were completed while the officials
had made payment for them, the minister said, adding that the
inquiry against them would be completed in about three months.
Criminal cases would be filed against those found
guilty and steps for recovery of the misused funds will be
initiated, he added.