CBI registers five Preliminary Enquiries relating to alleged irregularities in the funds allotted to the National Rural Health Mission in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

Press Release
New Delhi , 19-11-2011

Pursuant to the directions of Hon'ble Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench passed in Writ Petition Nos. 3611(MB) of 2011(PIL), 3301(MB) of 2011 (PIL) and No. 2647 (MB) of 2011 (PIL), the Central Bureau of Investigation has registered five Preliminary Enquiries relating to alleged irregularities in the execution and implementation of National Rural Health Mission funds in the State of U.P. since its inception in the year 2005-06 till date.

The PEs registered by CBI pertains to Civil Works of Director General (Family Welfare), Procurement of Medicines & Equipments and Information, Education and Communication of Director General (Family Welfare), Director General (Medical Health) and Director (Training), State Health Society, State Innovation in Family Planning & Project Agency (SIFPSA), IEC Bureau, King George Medical University (KGMU) & UNOPS & Others and funds allocated to Chief Medical Officers of 72 Districts of UP.

A Special Investigation Team has been constituted comprising of 26 investigating officers including 5 Superintendents of Police under the overall supervision of Additional Director, Joint Director and two DIGs. The investigation team will be assisted by experts from banking, accountancy, engineering works and computer forensics and officers dealing with NRHM Scheme in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

The NRHM Funds to the tune of about Rs. 10,000 Crores were allocated to the State of Uttar Pradesh for period 2005-06 till date by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The funds have been spent through 72 CMOs in UP and other Nodal Offices all over the State of UP under the various schemes approved by the Government of India involving a large number of beneficiaries. A number of these works have been executed through several State PSUs and large number of contractors/firms. The CBI has been asked to complete these enquiry in four months by Hon'ble Allahabad High Court.