Assam: Lakhs of ghost beneficiaries detected


GUWAHATI: Sarbananda Sonowal-led government in Assam has detected and cancelled lakhs of ghost beneficiaries registered under various government schemes.

According to a tweet of Chief Minister Assam, 7 lakh fake beneficiaries in social welfare department have been detected. While 4 lakh fake job cards in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) have been found, 36 thousand fake ration card holders have also been identified.

The government has cancelled these fake beneficiaries as a part of its drive towards a corruption free Assam.