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Nine Bihar mukhiyas face the axe for indulging in corrupt deals

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PATNA: The state government in Bihar is very soon to dismiss as many as nine mukhiyas (village council chiefs) for igoring the welfare schemes and getting involved in misappropriation of government funds.

Reports said the Panchayati Raj department has taken a very note of such complaints against elected panchayat representatives and decided to act ough against them for their alleged involvement in corrupt deals.

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Of the seven accused officials who face the axe, four alone belongs to Nawada district while one each hails from Samastipur, Madhubani, Sheikhpura, Aurangabad and Lakhisarai districts.

“The district magistrates concerned have recommended for dismissal of such mukhiyas for showing gross negligence towards running welfare schemes and defalcation of funds,” principal secretary of Panchayati Raj department Amrit Lal Meena told the media on Saturday.

He said ignoring the rules of government and disturbing execution of development projects was really a serious matter.

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