Panel red flags use of Nirb­haya fund

The Asian Age - - Nation -

New Delhi: A par­lia­men­tary panel has taken strong ex­cep­tion to the util­i­sa­tion of Nirb­haya Fund in con­struc­tion of build­ings, say­ing such al­lo­ca­tions vir­tu­ally de­feat the very pur­pose of the project — the women safety. The Par­lia­men­tary Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Home Af­fairs, headed by Con­gress leader P Chi­dambaram, said, “The com­mit­tee is also of the firm view that funds for con­struc­tion of build­ings should come from other sources and not from the Nirb­haya Fund. “Nirb­haya Fund should not be used for con­struc­tion of build­ings. Such al­lo­ca­tions vir­tu­ally de­feat the pur­pose of it,” the panel said.

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