CM Relief Fund was set up to provide the financial assistance to ‘Poor people’. Especially those are suffering from health problems that need medical care, the families of those who lost their kids, or if there is loss of the property or livelihood due to the natural calamities and in certain cases of road and fire accidents. From June 2014 to August 2015, the Telangana Chief Minister Relief Fund distributed Rs 86.6 Cr to people across the state, clearing 12,462 cheques for the disbursal of funds. But KCR government has kept the record of only 182 cheques, which were issued, amounting to Rs 1.69 Cr. There are no details about the rest of the amount, except the names. There is no record for the rest of the 98.5 per cent beneficiaries who received the funds. Telangana CM relief fund scam came in front after Hyderabad-based anti-corruption activist Vijay Gopal filed an RTI with the state revenue department.
He said that he has reviewed 700-page reply from the administration, and found that the KCR government has no idea about Rs 84.9 Cr rupees. They have only listed the name, next to cheques worth Rs 84.9 Cr rupees.
According to the rule, Telangana state revenue department should have the record details such as contact information, the identity proofs and the reason for the disbursal funds.
Vijay Gopal questioned, why funds were given out to the people without taking down the details. A PIL, demanding an inquiry into the irregularities of the Telangana CM Relief Fund, has now been filed in the High Court of Hyderabad.