The director of New Delhi Municipal Council, on deputation, has been served a notice by the Orissa government for her alleged involvement in the misuse of NREGS money while she was serving in the state.
Mrinalini Darswal, of 2002 batch cadre, has been accused of being involved in the embezzlement of Rs 2.53 lakh.
The notice was served last week.
The Orissa general administration department asked Darswal why no action should be taken against her under Rule-3(1) of All India Services (conduct) Rules, 1968, for the funds misuse.
In its chargesheet, the Orissa government alleged that Darswal, while working as collector of Nuapada in the poverty bowl of KBK, diverted NREGS money of Rs 2.53 lakh for landscaping and gardening in her residential premises. Darswal has been asked to submit her written statement of defence within 30 days.