KHARGONE: Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Jacqueline Fernandes, in Madhya Pradesh authorities’s file books, are engaged on MGNREGA wages in Khargone district. They’ve even withdrawn pay for June and July.

Pictures of those actors have been discovered on household job playing cards, uploaded on-line below MGNREGA beneficiaries, of a minimum of 11 folks within the distant Peeparkheda Naka village in Jhirnia panchayat, about 170km from Indore. Job playing cards of males, too, carry photographs of Deepika and Jacqueline.

Khargone collector Anugraha P instructed TOI that the zilla panchayat CEO has been requested to research this instantly. “The job playing cards can be checked and needed motion taken,” she stated.

Some villagers had been stunned to seek out the job card photos on the web. Amusement turned to alarm as they realised wages had been drawn towards these playing cards. “I used to be stunned to seek out Deepika Padukone’s {photograph} on my household job card uploaded on-line,” villager Sunil Singh stated.

Monu alias Manoj Shivshankar, whose job card additionally has Deepika’s photograph, stated, “I’ve by no means gone for labour work. Somebody performed mischief and swindled cash.”

Jacqueline’s {photograph} was discovered pasted towards on-line job playing cards issued to households of Padam and Umrao, each of whom have arduous copies of their unique job playing cards with their very own images and use them to get work below MGNREGA.

Khargone zilla panchayat CEO Gaurav Benal instructed TOI {that a} workforce has been despatched to Peeparkheda Naka to probe the matter. “As of now, data has been obtained about 11 job playing cards on the portal with images of Bollywood actresses. The beneficiaries had been proven as working in development of ponds and canal restore below job actions of MGNREGA. Some quantity has additionally been withdrawn in June and July,” he stated.

The panchayat secretary, employment assistant and sarpanch are answerable for job card creation and upkeep, stated Benal.

Jhirnia janpad panchayat CEO Mahendra Kumar Srivastava stated the beneficiaries have given statements on Friday that they’ve obtained wages. Requested how the web playing cards carry images of actresses, he stated, “Will probably be clear after investigation.”



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