To: Dated: 2nd February, 2011
Honourable Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh
Minister for Rural Development
Government of India, New Delhi
A-893, Indira Nagar, Lucknow-226016
Telephone: 0522 2347365, Mobile: 9415022772
Sub: Returning the NREGS achievement award along with the Rs. 44,000 amount that was presented on 2nd February, 2009.
Respected Deshmukh ji,
As written to your predecessor Sh. C.P. Joshi on 22nd November, 2010, and to you on 25th January, 2011, I am hereby returning the NREGS achievement award along with the Rs. 44,000 amount that was presented to me by Smt. Sonia Gandhi on 2nd February, 2009, as no action has been taken yet in the incident involving beating of workers on 14/1/09 by husband of a (former) Gram Pradhan, Ghanshyam, in the presence of police and irregularities in the Panchayat account of Aira Kake Mau, Block Bharawan, Dist. Hardoi, U.P., including withdrawl of Rs. 6,20,000 by Ghanshyam in his name.
I apologize for any inconvenience caused due to my decision.
Encl.: Cheque No. 100513, dated 1/2/2011, for Rs. 44,000 in the name of Ministry of Rural Development (Govt. of India) from Asha Trust.