March 26, 2024

Jajpur: Irregularities had been alleged in farmer registration, loan disbursals and insurance coverage in many cooperative societies of Jajpur district.

Chief executives of Baruhan primary cooperative society in Jajpur block, Bharatpur primary cooperative society in Barchana block, Kalayanpur and Aunri primary cooperative societies in Binjharpur block had been suspended earlier.

However, investigations into some of these irregularities have slowed down, a report said.

Besides, various farmer organisations have alleged massive irregularities at PACSs in Barchana, Markadpur, Dhaneswar and Mahisara in 2021.

The irregularities have not been probed as yet. Secretary of the Markandpur primary cooperative society had allegedly indulged in irregularities while sanctioning loans to farmers.

He had unauthorizedly kept passbooks of farmers. Acting on the complaint, deputy registrar of State Cooperative Society (Credit) had directed the deputy registrar of cooperative society, Cuttack, to conduct a probe into the alleged irregularities at Markandpur primary cooperative society, October 26, 2021.

Meanwhile, top officials visited the PACS, but nothing was known about what action was taken in this regard.

It was alleged that the secretary concerned has mutually settled the issue, scuttling the investigation.

Besides, irregularities worth Rs 20 lakh were committed in paddy procurement using the names of four members of a family at the same society.

After a case was filed in the Orissa…

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