A central team would inquire into the alleged irregularities in selection of beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) scheme in Odisha s Cuttack district.
"Directions have been given to the Chief Controller of Accounts to send an internal audit team to Odisha for conducting a specific inquiry in the matter and furnishing the report," Tomar wrote to Pradhan.
Tomar's letter came in response to Pradhan drawing his attention in which sarpanch of Barahipur gram panchayat in Cuttack district had alleged largescale irregularities in selection of beneficiaries.
The Sarpanch Kishore Kumar Rout and some other villagers had alleged that ruling party MLAs, BDO and panchayat extension officers are involved in corrupt practices while selecting beneficiaries, Pradhan had written to Tomar earlier.
Tomar said identification of beneficiaries should be based on the housing deprivation parameters as per Socio-Economic and Caste Census, 2011 data.