Rs 153 crores that should have been in the Post Office savings accounts in the name of poor people are no longer there. They have simply vanished or were never deposited! All with the knowledge and connivance of the Post office administration!
This is PRECISELY the reason why the Government employees should not be handling private money! They have never handled tax money properly ever.. so why should one even deposit any paisa in the post offices. I still remember these places are as corrupt as they come! I remember my Mother telling me long back that to simply take your OWN money out of these savings account, you have to bribe the guy on the counter! Such absolutely LOWEST level of corruption exists only in African countries like Nigeria. But that is what these idiots are.. the lowest of the lowliest.
TOI has learnt that the post office savings bin is leaking. In three years, Indians across the country have lost a mind-boggling Rs 153,22,06,773.25. That’s over Rs 153 crore. In most cases, the fraud appears to have been perpetrated by agents acting hand-in-glove with PO officials. The agents take money from would-be depositors and channel it elsewhere.
They then obtain fake receipts from the officials and give them to the unsuspecting depositors.
A Union post and telecom ministry document in the possession of TOI shows that leading the pack of corrupt post offices in the states are the ones in West Bengal with Rs 97 crore of lost public money, followed by UP (Rs 18 crore) and Bihar (Rs 10 crore).
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