Cheque for Rs 29 leads to amendment of rules

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Bhopal, Oct 10 (UNI) Villagers and farmers affected by natural calamities have begun receiving proper relief amounts after rules were amended and a suspended tahsildar was reinstated who issued a cheque for a mere Rs 29 to a villager.

''I had accompanied Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Couhan to a village in Seoni district to distribute relief amounts. The tahsildar wished to hand over the cheque but I stopped him as the villager would have to spend more in obtaining the cash,'' Madhya Pradesh Revenue Minister Kamal Patel said today at a Meet-the-Press programme organised by the Central Press Club here.

The official was suspended forthwith but then had to be reinstated as he was only following the rules.


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