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Mahila Cong Raps Social Justice Dept

Published: 23rd September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Mahila Congress state unit has lashed out at the Social Justice Department for alleged release of huge funds to CPM- backed NGO organisations and allied outfits and demanded the immediate intervention of  Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in this regard.

The state executive committee of the organisation, which was convened here on Monday, felt that the activities of the Department should be subjected to a social audit.

Mahila Congress state president Bindu Krishna told a post-meet media briefing that there is none accountable in the matter of releasing grants to various organisations was taken note of. However, she was unwilling to name minister M K Muneer for the mess.

 What has infuriated the Mahila Congress is when a hue and cry was made by the CPM for releasing a grant of Rs 10 lakh for the Congress-backed ‘Janasree Mission’, the department didn’t find any fault with approving a proposal for Rs 86 lakh and releasing Rs 43 lakh out of it to an NGO for Women’s Studies, headed by CPM Rajya Sabha MP T N Seema.

 ‘’The CPM-backed NGO is just a paper organisation. It has been entrusted with the job of conducting studies on issues related to adolescent girls. The same organisation was granted another Rs 3.5 lakh for studying the social issues caused by the ills of liquor and its impact on families.

“It is no different in the case of many organisations across the state, which have benefited immensely from the department’s largesse,’’ Bindu said.

‘’The meet felt that such things should not happen under a UDF Government,’’ she said. ‘’The approval given to the proposal of the CPM sponsored NGO, which had not complied with any prescribed norms, should be withdrawn,’’ the Mahila Congress president demanded.

 She also sought measures to blacklist agencies found to be responsible for the failure of the She Toilet scheme under the Social Justice Department. “Also, new agencies should be entrusted with the task,’’ she demanded.

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