India News | Maha to investigate alleged misuse of funds under former BJP government’s women’s empowerment program

Mumbai, Mar 21 (PTI) The Maharashtra government will set up a committee to investigate the alleged misuse of public funds in the implementation of the “Prajwala” scheme launched by the former BJP-led government, said Minister of Women and Child Development, Yashomati Thakur. Legislative Council Monday.

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The Prajwala program was launched in 2019 by the then government with the aim of raising awareness among members of self-help groups (SHGs) on legal, social and financial issues. The program was implemented by the Maharashtra Women’s Commission.

Responding to the call for attention raised by Shiv Sena legislator Manisha Kayande, Thakur said, “The government of Maharashtra will set up a commission of inquiry which will investigate the alleged misuse and misuse of public funds. under the Prajwala program. The president of the state women’s commission at the time will also be invited to testify before the commission of inquiry.

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BJP leader Vijaya Rahatkar served as the chairperson of the state women’s commission from 2014 to 2019.

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Mara R. Wilmoth