22 illegal beneficiaries of financial aid granted to construction workers, have refunded: Jennifer

*1800 re-verification of beneficiaries has been carried out by the Labour Inspectors says Jennifer

Goemkarponn Desk

PANAJI: A total of 22 illegal beneficiaries of financial aid granted to construction workers, have refunded the amount to the State Government, who has initiated re-verification of the beneficiaries of the scheme, launched to tied up during COVID-19 crisis.

Minister for Labour Jennifer Monserratte said that the department has already initiated the process of re-verification of the registered beneficiary and based on verification the necessary action towards recovery from the non-eligible beneficiaries is initiated.

She said that as on date 1800 re-verification of beneficiaries has been carried out by the Labour Inspectors.

“Showcause notices have been issued to the beneficiaries who could not submit the proper documents,” Minister said .

She further informed that 22 non-eligible beneficiaries have returned the money.

It may be recalled that then Goa Lokayukta, Justice (retd) P K Misra had directed the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to investigate the Labour Gate Scam and file FIR against those who were involved in it.

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