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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a high level meeting in Patna on Thursday, reviewed the progress made by a task force earlier constituted to study the role of middlemen in perpetuating corruption in state and center-sponsored schemes.
During the meeting, Kumar, in no uncertain terms, directed the law enforcement officials to go after the middlemen responsible for wrecking welfare schemes while bilking the state crores of rupees.
"There should be a concerted effort by the District Magistrates and the Superintendents of Police to identify and apprehend these middlemen while also going after government officials and employees who are in any way in cahoots with these unscrupulous brokers. These middlemen are impediments in the path of development and the government will not, under any circumstances, allow them disrupt the implementation of various social schemes," the Chief Minister said.
Kumar also reviewed developments made in the area of Child Development Plan, the plight of Anganbari volunteers, old-age and disability pension at Panchayat level, land-related disputes plaguing many land-owners and farmers in the state, mid-day meal plan in schools, scholarships and stipends to students, improvement in educational institutes, Mahadalit Development Plan, the fencing of graveyards across the state, tourism, and a host of other issues concerning Bihar.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav, Excise and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak, senior bureaucrats of various departments, and top police brass including the District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amrit Raj.