They were issued at a Rachabanda programme in Nizamabad on Jan. 29
The alleged bounce of cheques given to Self Help Group women at the Rachabanda programme held in the town on January 29 led to a ruckus here on Thursday. The issue was brought to light by the Telangana Mahila JAC.
Collector D. Varaprasad expressed shock and assured them of enquiry followed by action on officials responsible for the invalid cheques when they were placed before him by the Mahila JAC leaders Sudam Lakshmi and V. Godavari and others.
Not satisfied by his promise the protesters staged dharna outside the Collectorate demanding the immediate action.
According to Lakshmi and Godavari, five cheques given to Sreematha SHG (accounting for Rs.17,703), Swarnalaya (Rs.4,085), Sri Durgamatha (Rs.2,875), Indirapriyadarshini (Rs.1,826) and another Sreematha (Rs.3,875) towards Pavala Vaddi (matching grant) at the Rachabanda held at Vijayalakshmi Garden on January 29 were credited by the beneficiaries in respective banks.
However, the beneficiaries were in for a shock when the banks informed them that there was no cash against the account and cheques stood bounced.
The Collector told The Hindu that it was being made an issue as the cheques were mistakenly issued .
The Municipal Commissioner has two accounts -- one for Rajiv Yuva Sakti and another for Pavala Vaddi in banks. However, the pavala vaddi cheques were issued against the Rajiv Yuva Sakti account resulting in their rejection as there was no amount in that account.
The particular bank too instead of enquiring with the official concerned rejected them outright despite they were issued by the Government, he said.
In all, 84 cheques were issued against the RYS account for the amount worth Rs.3.14 lakhs and they would be taken back and re-issued, said Mr. Varaprasad.