Adelbert Nongrum lodges FIR alleging misappropriation of central funds for Covid-19

Former legislator from North Shillong Adelbert Nongrum has lodged a first information report (FIR) alleging misappropriation of central funds for Covid-19 activities.


The candidate of the Voice of the People Party (VPP) in his complaint submitted at the Sadar police station requested the police to conduct a prompt investigation into the matter.


He said there is a difference between the amount provided on the floor of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly and the amount revealed through an RTI finding with regard to the funds released by the central government for Covid-19 activities.


He informed that the reply of the health minister during the Assembly’s autumn session to his starred question raised on September 12, 2022 with regard to the amount spent on Covid-19 till date from the Centre was Rs 76.56 crore.


However, he said the information received through RTI by one Disparsing Rani from CPO, NHM Finance Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed that Central release of grants-in-aid through NHM under India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package for state of Meghalaya was Rs 15.61 crore under phase I and Rs 104.12 crore under the phase II.

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