Assam: 4 bureaucrats including an IAS officer Suspended in MP Ajit Bhuyan’s MPLAD Fund Scam


Four Assam Civil Service (ACS) officers have been suspended for alleged financial irregularities in the execution of projects under the MP Local Area Development Fund, officials said.

The CM’s Special Vigilance Cell had carried out an inquiry into the allegations and detected “irregularities and anomalies” in the execution of works and utilisation of funds of Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan for 2021-22 and 2022-23, they said.

All the accused have been placed under immediate suspension, pending drawal of departmental proceedings, an official order said on Saturday.

The following are the four ACS officers who were suspended:

Home and Political Department, Assam, Secretary Sharmistha Borah

Additional Commissioner of Kamrup Metropolitan Sukanya Borah, Hemanta Kumar Dutta

Tinsukia Zila Parishad CEO Munindra Bordoloi

The suspended officers include the deputy secretary in the Home and Political Department, and the additional deputy commissioner and the assistant commissioner of Kamrup Metropolitan.

The MP Construction Fund Committee was chaired by Additional Commissioner of Kamrup Sukanya Bora.

It may be mentioned that an amount of Rs. 28 lakhs were allocated from the Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan’s MPLAD Fund for the construction of three roads in Barpeta.

However, these three roads were not constructed and the allocated funds were withdrawn by submitting fake road construction bills.

In this regard, the Chief Minister’s Vigilance Cell investigated the allegations and suspended the four officers who had resorted to corruption and irregularities.