An investigation has been ordered against a lekhpal, who over the phone did not recognize Amethi MP and Union Minister Smriti Irani because he had failed to fulfill his duties, officials said Monday.
A resident of Poore Pahalwan village under Musafirkhana tehsil had sent a letter of complaint to Irani on Aug. 27 stating that after the death of his father who was a teacher, his mother Savitri Devi is entitled to a pension whose verification has not been made by lekhpal Deepak .
The complainant, Mr Karunesh (27), further said that his mother cannot get the pension.
Ms Irani, the Union’s Minister of Women and Child Development, called the lekhpal, but he could not recognize her.
Chief Development Officer (CDO) of Amethi Ankur Lathar told PTI on Monday that according to Mr Karunesh’s letter, it is a case of laxity on the part of Musafirkhana lekhpal Deepak and that he has failed to fulfill his duties.
Mr Lathar said Sub-Divisional Magistrate Musafirkhana has been asked to investigate the matter and action will be taken.
When the Union minister called the Lekhpal on Saturday about Mr Karunesh’s complaint, the Lekhpal was unable to recognize her. After this, the CDO took the minister’s phone and told the lekhpal to meet him at the office.
The lekhpal is placed at Gautampur gram Sabha under Musafirkhana tehsil.
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