Sulabh International accused of Rs 9.3 crore irregularities
The district magistrates of 25 districts were asked to verify the work of the NGO. The district magistrates have reported that biometric ID cards were not made by Sulabh International in 24 districts, maintenance of toilets was not done in 17 districts and seminars were not organised in any of the districts while training was not given in 23 districts.
The officials of the NGO named in the inquiry report are S R Imam and Sushil Kumar Jha, controller and deputy controller. Jha denied the allegations, saying, “We were supposed to make the cards of the beneficiaries after a year of construction of the toilet and the work is going on in many districts. Maintenance was to be done only if we received a complaint and none of the DUDA officials or beneficiary has complained about the constructed toilet till now. Training and seminars were conducted in all the districts, which convinced the beneficiaries to get the toilets constructed in the first place,” said Jha.
Imam said, “We have already conducted a biometric survey of beneficiaries for the scheme in 2008. However, since the number of cards to be made is over 73,000, the process is still going on.” He said the toilets were constructed between 2009 and 2011 and
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