Monday, December 19, 2011

Lok Satta Party demands probe into Fraud in Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu

Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan has requested Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to intervene immediately in what appears to be "an organized racket to defraud the exchequer in the name of Rajiv Yuva Kiranaalu."

The scheme, a brainchild of the Chief Minister, aims at imparting skills and ensuring job placements to the unemployed youth. Going by industry estimates, the Chief Minister hopes to provide job opportunities to 15 lakh youth in the next three years, and at least one lakh by December 2011.

Dr. JP in a letter told the Chief Minister that some companies purported to be involved in training of candidates have been producing false letters of requirement, appointment and confirmation after three months and claiming funds from the Government.

Dr. JP attached evidence related to one such company, M/s Datapro Computers Pvt Ltd. The company is alleged to have produced fake letters of employment from companies which have no idea of their letterheads being forged in this process. The company is allegedly using these fake documents to get full payment for its services from the Government.

State Yuva Satta President P. Sivaji Raju, Vice President P. Rambabu and General Secretary D. Ramu called on the Chief Minister at his Camp Office today and presented him Dr.JP's letter as also evidence collected by them.

Talking to media, the Yuva Satta leaders recalled that the State Government had entrusted the job of training the unemployed youth and showing them placements to 28 companies. M/s Datapro Computers Pvt Ltd., with headquarters in Visakhapatnam, is expected to train 7500 candidates and show them placements. Their field enquiries revealed that the company had claimed large amounts from the Government by producing fake appointment and confirmation letters.

The Government pays the chosen companies the contracted amount in installments—12.5 % after selection of candidates, 12.5% during training, 50% after appointment and the remainder of 25% after the candidates' services are confirmed. The Government's payments to the company range fromRs.6,500 to Rs.12,000 a candidate depending the nature of training it imparts.

Dr.JP as also the Yuva Satta leaders pointed out that they are in favor of Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu since it serves a cause dear to them. The Lok Satta had in fact provided training in skills and provided job opportunities to nearly 3000 unemployed youth in Kukatpalli constituency.

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