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Collector suspends 14 VROs in Nellore

Collector suspends 14 VROs in Nellore
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District Collector R Mutyala Raju suspended 14 Village Revenue Officers who found to be involved in huge turmeric scam in the district. The VROs were from Udayagiri, Sitaramapuram, Vinjamur, Atmakur and Marripadu mandals.

Nellore: District Collector R Mutyala Raju suspended 14 Village Revenue Officers who found to be involved in huge turmeric scam in the district. The VROs were from Udayagiri, Sitaramapuram, Vinjamur, Atmakur and Marripadu mandals.

A Ravichandra Babu from Krishnampalli, B Kesavara Rao from Sakunepalli, G Dayanamdam from G Ayyavari Palli, K Nagaraju from Udayagiri-1, Sk Khajavali from G. Ayyavaripalli-1, B. Venkateswarlu from Ayyavaripalli, B. Babu Rao from Gundupalli,

Sk. Khaja Mohiddin from Sitaramapuram-2, D. Rajasekhara Reddy from Basinenipalli, A Venkata Ratnam from Sitaramapuram-1, D Chinnaiah from Chilakapadu, S. K. Malakondaiah from Padmavatinaidu Palli, Krishnaiah from Mahimaluru, and Parisuddha Rao from Vinjamuru-2.

It may be recalled that there were misappropriations in turmeric procurement centre at Udayagiri where some benamis sold stocks of low-grade quality crop at higher rate to the Markfed authorities and they mentioned names of villagers where the crop was not cultivated.

These VROs gave cultivation certificates to the benamis that the crop was being cultivated in the concerned villages. After due enquiry by the Joint Collector-2, Markfed relieved District Manager Ramadevi from duties and proposed action against the revenue staff members at various villages who were also part of the scam.

District Collector issued orders late on Saturday suspending the 14 Village Revenue Officers making responsible for involving in misappropriation of public money under Rule 3 of APCS (Conduct) Rules 1964.

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