Govt official booked in Kishtwar for embezzling funds

Govt official booked in Kishtwar for embezzling funds

Kishtwar : The police have registered a case against a government officer for allegedly embezzling funds meant for salaries of health department employees in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said on Saturday. A special team has been constituted to investigate the case and bring the culprits to book, they said. The officials said that […]

Corrupt head-constable jailed for six months

Corrupt head-constable jailed for six months

Srinagar: A police constable has been awarded six months imprisonment and fine in a bribery case. The special judge anti-corruption Kashmir convicted head-constable Mohammad Ashraf Khan, then posted in Police Post Bemina in Case FIR No 32/2005, police station vigilance organisation Kashmir, registered against the accused in the year 2005 on the allegations of demanding […]

J&K among top 5 corrupt states

J&K among top 5 corrupt states

New Delhi: Petty corruption in India has come down sharply, but the total estimated bribe paid by households in last one year for public services — including amounts of as low as Rs 10 — still stands high at Rs 6,350 crore, says a study. According to CMS-Indian Corruption Study (CMS-ICS) 2017, around one-third of […]

Govt college principal arrested for fund embezzlement

Govt college principal arrested for fund embezzlement

Jammu: The State Vigilance Organisation of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday arrested a government college principal for allegedly preparing “factitious bills”, causing a loss of over Rs 4 lakhs to the state exchequer. Professor Hemla Aggrawal, the then Principal of Sri Pratap Memorial Rajput (SPMR) College of commerce in Jammu has been arrested, an SVO […]

Govt orders prosecution against 9 officials involved in graft

Govt orders prosecution against 9 officials involved in graft

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday issued orders of sanctioning prosecution in respect of nine public servants involved in different corruption cases. The officials include  Habibullah Mir, the then assistant executive engineer, PHE sub-division Anantnag, Mohammad Shafi Teli, the then junior engineer, PHE sub-division Anantnag, Subash Chander, the then village level worker (VLW) posted in […]

SVC orders action against Pampore MC, revenue officials

SVC orders action against Pampore MC, revenue  officials

Jammu: The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has directed deputy commissioner Pulwama to initiate action against the officials of the Municipal Committee (MC) Pampore and asked him to submit action taken report to the Commission by the first week of March. The SVC considered the report submitted by the Executive Officer, MC Pampore, in response to […]

DIET teachers allege embezzlement of funds

DIET teachers allege embezzlement of funds

By Insha Latief Srinagar: A scandalous delay in payment to the schoolteachers undergoing training in district institute of education and training (DIET) has surfaced but the authorities brush aside the issue as “trivial”. The teachers undergoing training and teaching practice courses under various schemes are entitled to per diem under various scales ranging between Rs […]