Wages of more than 50 job card holders of Changamdabi gram panchayat have been allegedly withdrawn from banks without knowing the job card holders, Md Imran Shah, public relation officer of MLA Th ShyamKumar said on Wednesday.
Speaking to the media in front of Manipur State Cooperative Bank, Porompat branch, Imphal East on Wednesday, Imran said that under the direct transfer benefits, the wages of job card holders under MGNREGA are transferred to bank accounts of respective job card holders.
Most of the bank accounts of job card holders of Changamdabi gram panchayat are opened at MSCB, Porompat branch and when the job card holders went to withdraw their wages at the bank, it was found that the wages amount had already been withdrawn, he added.
Imran said the wages are to be withdrawn after submitting Know Your Customer (KYC) to the bank and before the submission of KYC even an account holder is not allowed to get account statements for their respective bank accounts.
When the job card holders enquired the officials of the bank, they were told to submit an application regarding the issue and even after submitting that, the officials, instead of solving the issue, are playing delay tactics, he alleged.
Almost all the job card holders of Changamdabi gram panchayat are sole bread earners and instead of solving the problems the banking officials are not cooperating with the job card holders, said Imran.
He continued that till Tuesday, wages of around 50 job card holders have been allegedly withdrawn without the consent of the account holders.
He appealed to the concerned authorities to find out those involved in this issue and to take necessary action against them.
There are more than 1,000 job card holders in Changamdabi gram panchayat, said Imran.
Imran said that he was told by the officials of the bank that a total of around Rs 2 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of respective job card holders.