Odisha govt asks district authorities to expedite identification of chitfund victms

Bhubaneswar
12 May 2017

Odisha government today directed the district authorities to expedite identification of chitfund victims through field verification as it set a target to complete the work by June.
Chief secretary A P Padhi said the verification process has already started and going by the trend it would be completed in May-June this year and stressed on genuine identification of the cheated depositors. Two sets of the list of depositors are being verified at the field level - one is the list of the Rose Valley group as forwarded by the Hon ble court and other is the list of small depositors suggested by the Hon ble Commission of Enquiry," said finance secretary T K Pandey. There are around 3.93 lakh persons in Rose valley list and 12,000 persons in Commission s list, he said adding that the entire verification process would be clean and transparent free from any ulterior motive, he said.
One toll free telephone number-18003457 and email address dipfd.odisha@gmail.com have been activated through which any person who feels deprived during verification can communicate. Padhi said during identification the authenticity of the documents and the legitimacy of the depositors should also be examined. The collectors were directed to record the process of verification through videography and CCTV. Padhi held a video conference with the collectors, additional district magistrates and superintendents of police of all the districts on the matter. Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan and Finance secretary T K Pandey also joined the chief secretary in the video conference. Meanwhile, the state government has formed teams involving the assistant sub-inspector of police of the concerned area, revenue inspector/amin and panchayat extension officers of the concerned area for the purpose.
Balakrishnan advised the finance department to issue a circular containing frequently asked questions and answers along with a standard operating procedure for standardizing the investigation procedure.