Aghast locals demand immediate action from DC
Srinagar, 02 Sep: Officials at Tehsil Office Ajas in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district are alleged to have unilaterally raised the revenue extract fee from Rupees 20, prescribed by the government for cases of income certificates to 70, which has left the locals aghast as hundreds of aspirants have been overcharged by the office.
Locals of the area while talking to news agency Kashmir Dot Com – (KDC) alleged that officers at Tehsil Office Ajas, who are at the helm are overlooking this misappropriation and are enjoying it without bothering to put checks and balances in place.
Manzoor Ahmad, a local told news agency KDC that by taking advantage of the huge rush of scholarship aspirants who are in dire need of income certificates, the officials of the revenue department at Tehsil Office Ajas are allegedly charging them Rs 70 per head instead of Rs 20, without issuing them any receipts, and the surplus amount directly goes into their pockets.
Another local, Abdul Aziz said that the lower rung staff of the Tehsil are allegedly doing this mischievous act in connivance with their higher-ups and the overcharged money is being consumed for enjoying the feasts.
However, When KDC contacted Tehsildar Ajas, he said that he will look into the matter and will take necessary action against the accused, if the allegation against them is found true.
Meanwhile, Locals have appealed the Deputy Commissioner Bandipora to personally probe the matter and take action against the accused. (KDC)