Panaji: BJP General Secretary Damu Naik on Thursday took up the cause of 40,000 beneficiaries of DSS scheme, who were listed out to be non-existing during the state government’s survey.
Naik has taken up the matter with chief minister Pramod Sawant who has assured to conduct re-survey of the beneficiaries, while remuneration paid to the beneficiaries will continue.
The BJP leader pointed out that the questionmark was raised over 40,000 beneficiaries who according to the survey was non existing.
Naik said that the surveyors fraudulantly claimed that the homes of these beneficiaries did not exist. “The department has issued letters to these beneficiaries asking them to show cause. When notices issued through postal department can reach, how come the surveyors could not find these houses?” he questioned.
He suspected that some surveyors were trying to malign image of the state government through their act.