Lucknow, Sep 11: Mayawati, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ordered authorities to lodge FIR against officials responsible for irregularities in old age pension disbursement.
"Any irregularity in pension and scholarship schemes will not be tolerated and FIRs should be lodged against officers and employees indulging into corruption and they should be arrested," she said.
Recently, a large number of such cases of irregularities were detected in in different districts of the state.
On Saturday, Aug 15, FIR was lodged against over 5000 people in Sitapur. It was found that old age pension was disbursed to 5,055 ineligible candidates on the basis of fake identification papers.
A similar inquiry took place in Mainpuri district as it was complained that old age pension was distributed among 200 ineligible candidates.