Orissa asks collectors to provide logistical support to CBI

Orissa govt asked the collectors of six districts to provide logistical support to the CBI teams for conducting a transparant investigation into the alleged corruption in the implementation of MGNREGA, official sources said.

Last Updated: May 18, 2011, 21:28 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Orissa government on Wednesday asked the collectors of six districts to provide logistical
support to the CBI teams for conducting a transparant
investigation into the alleged corruption in the
implementation of MGNREGA, official sources said.

The direction was given by Panchayati Raj Secretary P
K Jena who chaired a meeting of collectors and project
directors of district rural development agency (DRDA) of
Kalahandi, Bolangir, Koraput, Nuapada, Nawrangpur and
Rayagada.
The meeting took place ahead of the arrival of
CBI`s special team to probe into the alleged multi-crore
corruption in the six districts.

"The district collectors were informed about the SC
order. They were told to provide whatever documents CBI people
wanted for the investigation," Jena told reporters.
The CBI was recently asked by the apex court to
probe into the alleged corruption in the rural job scam under
the MGNREGA in the districts.

The court gave this direction while disposing a
PIL filed by a Delhi-based NGO which alleged largescale
corruption of about Rs 500 crore in the six districts during
2006-07.

The CBI was asked to submit its first probe report
within six months.

PTI