"We are treating this matter seriously. We will give direction to the Centre to hold investigation into the allegation of diversion of funds. The report has to be submitted in a time-bound manner and then we will call the Chief Secretary. We want action on ground reality," a bench headed by Chief Justice SH Kapadia said.
The bench said that the allegations were of serious nature on diversion of funds and non-implementation of MGNREGA in which Rs 40,000 crore was being released by the Centre annually to the state government.
The bench posted the matter for orders on Thursday.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday favoured a Central probe into the diversion of funds and non-implementation of rural employment scheme, MGNREGA, in Orissa.
First Published: Monday, December 13, 2010, 20:54