The Goa Lokayukta on Wednesday has directed the Anti Corruption Bureau to file against the fake applicants in the Labourgate scam.
He further said in the order that if political involvement was found case can be handed over to CBI.
Goa Lokayukta Prafulla Kumar Mishra, who passed the order in the BOCW fake labour scam, Cases may be registered against fake applicants who have fraudulently represented themselves as BOCW.
“An FIR shall be filed by the ACB, Goa against unknown persons for conspiracy to siphon out funds of the Goa BOCW Welfare Funds to members of the public in Goa with a view to distribute largesse by stuffing the beneficiary register of the fund with beneficiaries who are not BOCWs; with a view to securing the benefits offered under the welfare schemes by falsely holding out that they are BOCWs when they were not,” the Lokayukta order said.
The Lokayukta said that the investigation may take sample checks, of beneficiaries who have provided, full particulars on a random basis and investigate them, with the application form, 20 to a taluka and determine them to be true or false and the real occupation of the beneficiary, whether they had paid the fees, and if they had received any assistance, who had motivated them to enrol, and if they have undergone training, where, in what skill, how many hours/ day and how many days.
“The Labour Inspectors may be queried on a similar basis of incomplete forms, how and why they had verified them, and whether they were coerced to do so, their involvement in checking training programmes, reports to be submitted etc,” the order reads.
It further says, the LabourNet representatives may be enquired on the enrolment drive, their role in it, their modus operandi, interaction and coordination with Labour, their role in obtaining BOCW Is, the Skilling programmes, the places of training, timings, length and duration of programmes, supervision by Board/Labour officials, preparation of bills etc.
“Members of the Board, on the meetings, decisions on registration of beneficiaries, selection of beneficiaries under welfare schemes, why the benefits under schemes were boosted,” the order reads.
“Cases may be registered against fake applicants who have fraudulently represented themselves as BOCW,” the order says.
It further says If the investigations directed above point to the possible involvement of high officials and politicians, subsequent investigations can be entrusted to the CBI.