• The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI has placed before the Supreme Court its report on the investigation into alleged corruption in utilisation of Central funds by six districts of Odisha under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employement Generation Act, MNREGA. 
  • The report in a sealed cover was placed before a bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia in compliance with its May 12, 2011 order by which CBI was directed to conduct the investigation on the basis of survey reports provided by the petitioner, CAG report and the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD).
  • The alleged irregularities have been detected in the districts of Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj, Rayagada, hawanipatna, Koraput and Malakangiri. The CBI was asked to spell out the offences likely to be made against the officials.
  • The apex court had on December 16, 2010, while hearing the PIL, rapped both the Union and the state governments for their failure in properly executing the rural job guarantee scheme.