Whistleblower Haryana bureaucrat transferred after exposing scholarship scam

first_imgChandigarh: A Haryana bureaucrat, who played a crucial role in unearthing a post-matric scholarship scam of nearly Rs 19 crore, has been transferred from the department which is under the scanner. Officer Sanjeev Verma was shifted on Thursday from the Department of Welfare of Schedules Castes and Backward Classes and posted as the Special Secretary and Director, Archives Department. According to the government, Verma’s transfer is a routine affair. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah Taking the lead from Verma’s investigation, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar last month asked the State Vigilance Bureau to probe the multi-crore post-matric scholarship scam. The bureaucrat revealed how the funds meant for the Scheduled Caste and Backward Class students were fraudulently diverted by changing Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries to the others who were not eligible for the scholarship. Officials said Verma initially unearthed the scam in Sonipat district where Rs 3.53 crore was illegally transferred to other accounts. Later, this amount swelled to Rs 18.45 crore. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey Colony Verma, who is currently on leave, has been demanding a special audit by the Accountant General as Rs 236 crore has been disbursed under post-matric scholarship in the three years. Last month he threatened to sit on fast outside the Chandigarh Police headquarters here as it was taking much time to register a case based on his report. Subsequently, a case was registered on May 13. The report pointed out misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 14.92 crore in Sonepat, Rohtak, Panipat and Fatehabad districts in connivance with officials.last_img read more

Colombias San Ramon gold mine nears production

first_imgConstruction at Red Eagle Mining’s flagship project, the San Ramon gold mine, continues unabated. First gold pour is on schedule for the second half of 2016.The 100% owned 10,000 ha Santa Rosa gold project is an intrusive hosted structurally-controlled quartz stockwork system located within the prolific Antioquia Batholith near the town of Santa Rosa de Osos and 70 km north of Medellin. AngloGold Ashanti’s Gramalote project is located to the east and Continental’s Buritica project to the west. The project is easily accessible by road and infrastructure is readily available. The topography is gently undulating hills.Gold mining within the Santa Rosa project pre-dates the 17th century when an estimated 30 Mt were mined.  The San Ramon gold deposit (a single shear zone within the Santa Rosa project) trends east-west, dips 70o to the north, extends over 2 km, is up to 50 m in width and is mineralised from surface.  The October 2014 feasibility study outlines a 1,000 t/d operation producing an average annual production of 50,000 oz over an eight year mine life.  Initial capital costs are $74 million.  Cash costs are predicted at $596/oz or $84/tSan Ramon is an underground mine using conventional shrinkage stoping mining methods with delayed backfill.  Processing incorporates single-stage crushing, SAG milling and floatation with concentrate re-grinding followed by conventional CIL processing the combined float tails and reground concentrate to produce gold dore with 96% recoveries.last_img read more

Jonas Kallman says goodbye to Sweden

Jonas KallmanOla LindgrenSwedish team Sweden will have a big problems at the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia next January. After Oscar Carlen, who repeated the same knee injury and will be unavaliable until end of the season, another “important” member of Swedish squad will not be in the team for Serbia.Left wing, Jonas Kallman (30) decided to finish his career in the national team. A member of BM Atletico Madrid want to focus more on team performances in the next period. Swedish NT coach, Ola Lindren will have a tough task to find reliable replacement for Kallman, good in both direction, specialist for 5-1 defense formation. ← Previous Story Tragic death of Slovak goalkeeper Next Story → Sprenger until 2014 in THW Kiel: “I am proud and happy” read more