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Bhubaneswar, Jan 16: The state government has suspended two Block Development Officers (BDOs) and ajwiior engineer (JE) for mis-appropriation of public ilind pro-vided under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) for construction of toilets.
Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department has issued or-ders in this regard. The suspended officers are-Chitrakonda BDO inMalkangiri dis-trict Lariman Kharsel; BDO of Jharigaon in Nabarangpur district Debendra Bahadur and Jharigaon JE Sunil Samal.
While Chitrakonda BDO was suspended for gross irregularities in execution of individual house-hold latrine (IHHL) programme, Jhariga.onBDO and junior engineer were suspended for misappropri-ation of entitled money of HMIs
under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) in Jharigaon block. The order by the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department Friday said that Bahadur would need to report at DRDA head-quarters in Nabarangpur under the administrative control of proj-ect director,
DRDA. He should not leave the headquarters without prior permission of the project di-rector of DRDA. SimilariyLariman has been asked to report at DRDA headquarters in Malkangiri dis-trict under the administrative con-trol of project director
, DRDA. He has been asked not to leave the headquarters without prior per-mission of the reporting authority. In November last year, about 100 beneficiaries lodged a complaint against Jharigaon BDO at the po-lice station accusing him of di-verting Rs 5 crore from the funds allocated for construction of toilets.