He said the financial irregularity was detected during the audit of local funds, public and quasi public bodies for the financial year 2017-18.
"Any erring official/functionary found involved in such malpractices will be dealt with severely," the spokesperson said.
The irregularities were found in the Improvement Trust, Amritsar; Municipal Corporation, Moga; Municipal Council, Rampura Phul; Municipal Council, Begowal; Nagar Panchayat, Mehatpur; Municipal Council, Raikot; Nagar Panchayat, Chauke (Bathinda); Municipal Council, Sri Anandpur Sahib; and several other gram panchayats.
The embezzlements were detected by the local audit wing of the department, he said.
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