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The Prajwala scheme was launched in 2019 by the then authorities aiming at creating consciousness about authorized issues, social and monetary data amongst members of ladies Self Assist Teams (SHGs)

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  • Final Up to date:March 21, 2022, 14:07 IST
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The Maharashtra authorities will arrange a committee to probe the alleged misuse of state funds within the implementation of the “Prajwala” scheme launched by the erstwhile BJP-led authorities, Girls and Youngster Growth Minister Yashomati Thakur informed the Legislative Council on Monday.

The Prajwala scheme was launched in 2019 by the then authorities aiming at creating consciousness about authorized issues, social and monetary data amongst members of ladies Self Assist Teams (SHGs). The scheme was carried out by the Maharashtra Girls Fee.

Responding to calling consideration raised by Shiv Sena legislator Manisha Kayande, Thakur mentioned, The Maharashtra authorities will arrange an inquiry committee which can probe the alleged misuse and wrongful utilization of state funds underneath Prajwala scheme. The then chairperson of the state ladies’s fee shall be additionally requested to depose earlier than the inquiry fee. BJP chief Vijaya Rahatkar was the chairperson of the state ladies’s fee throughout 2014-19.

Kayande informed the Council that the payments submitted by officers of the state ladies fee had been hand-written and never remaining. The submitted payments weren’t within the correct format which is required as per the rules. The scheme was imagined to be carried out in all of the 288 meeting segments nevertheless it was carried out in choose 98 meeting constituencies, she mentioned. Kayande mentioned that the meeting segments had been chosen in such a means that the scheme would profit solely BJP. “That is utterly unethical. There are some earlier CAG stories as properly which had handed some strictures on the implementation of this scheme, she mentioned.

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