Digitisation of Uttar Pradesh: Over 50% funds between 2013-16 unused
Allahabad had the highest amount of funds allocated for digitisation. Out of ₹1.91 crore ₹1.24 crore remained unused, said the report.lucknow Updated: Jun 09, 2017 18:25 IST
Over 50% of funds allocated for digitization of official records in different districts of Uttar Pradesh between 2013 and 2016 remained unutilized and has been surrendered back to the government.
As per records of recently released report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), out of ₹41.05 crore ₹ 23.40 crore (57.01%) remained unused.
Allahabad had the highest amount of funds allocated for digitization. Out of ₹1.91 crore ₹1.24 crore remained unused, said the report.
Records showed, Bahraich had the maximum of 91.41% unused money followed by Azamgarh with 88.94%. Shahjahanpur remained on third spot with 87.71% unused funds.
Other defaulter districts include Mau (85.27%), Kanpur Nagar (79.65%), Shamli (79.22%), Kanpur Dehat (79.11%), Auraiya (78.34%), Gorakhpur (78.02%) and Banda (75.41%).
Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow stood on 53rd spot on the defaulter list with 49.96% unused funds while Allahabad was present on 24th spot with 65.08% funds remaining unutilized.
The Central as well as the State governments had repeatedly stressed on complete digitization of records, including land registration documents, ration cards among others that would help the government in maintaining data of different departments and their smooth functioning.