Can a sanctioned Govt. fund for development be transferred to personal account of an employee? It happens

Written By: / Monday, 20 June 2022 19:01

IT News
Imphal, June 18:

Under what rules of the state government allows a government employee to transfer sanctioned fund for the development of a government department to the personal bank account of an employee is still a confusing matter as such rules cannot be found in any state or central government service rules. But it happens in the state of Manipur, where the Chief Minister is assuring to show no mercy to any form of corruption.
Imphal Times have procured some incriminating documents at which a huge amount of money sanctioned by the government for taking up a specific developmental programme in the Directorate of Information and Public Relation, Government of Manipur, deposited in a personal account of an employee identified as Seema Sanjenbam. It happened on January 10, 2022, and the Commissioner of the DIPR, may not have any idea of this as it happened before he took charge as commissioner of the department.
As per a reliable source, the government of Manipur has approved and sanctioned an amount of Rs. 4,49,028/- (Rs. Four Lakhs Forty-Nine Thousand and Twenty Eight only) for archiving the old and rare photographs and negatives available at DIPR.
On January 10, 2022, this amount was transferred to the account of Seema Sanjenbam, the then APO (Administration), now transferred at Rajbhavan, Imphal.
According to documents available with the Imphal Times, the sanctioned amount for the official purposes was transferred to the personal account of the then APO (Administration in two installments. First a sum of Rs. 2,79,028/- (Rs. Two Lakh Seventy Nine Thousand only) was transferred on 10/01/2022 at Account No. 20065092873, SBI Secretariat Branch. This is the personal account of former APO Administration (DIPR) Seema Sanjenbam. On the same day, another sum of Rs. 1,70,000/- (Rs. One Lakh Seventy Thousand was transferred) to this same account.
Generally, all approved and sanctioned amounts for official purposes of the DIPR are transferred to Account No. 10329726333, SBI, Secretariat Branch open in the name of Director, IPR or at the account No. 10329727609, of the same bank open in the name of the DDO-DIPR.
Instead of transferring the money approved and sanctioned by the government of India for archiving the old and rare photographs and negatives available at DIPR to these accounts, one wonder on why the money has been deposited in a personal account of the then APO Administration.

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Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 25+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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