The state government submitted the action taken report to the court in the case of corruption in the Building and Other Construction Welfare Board in the Uttarakhand High Court. In which the government said that there has been no such thing as embezzlement or corruption worth Rs 20 crore in the Board. 20 crores had been given to another company due to negligence of board officials, which has now gone back to the state government account. The State Government has also told the court that an inquiry has been initiated under the provisions of uttarakhand Government ServantDisciplinary Amended Rules against the officers of the Board who caused the negligence.

The government said in the affidavit that the names of the then Secretary, Building and Construction Welfare Board, Damayanti Rawat, Chief Medical Officer, Employees State Insurance Scheme, Dr. Akashdeep, Chief Pharmacist Employees State Insurance Scheme BN Semwal and Senior Assistant Shram Nawab Singh were also included. Following the government’s plea, a bench of Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma ordered the government to submit the full report of the inquiry against the negligent officers to the court by November 10. Kashipur resident Khurshid Ahmed had filed a PIL in the High Court stating that in 2020, the Building and Construction Welfare Board had purchased tool kits, sewing machines and bicycles for the workers. Financial irregularities were also committed by the board officials in this…

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