Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ordered an enquiry against 45 senior officials of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Council (VIDC) in connection with the multi-crore irrigation scam.
Chavan, who was in Thane on Sunday, confirmed that he had approved the probe while denying that there was a delay of two years in taking the decision.
The engineers, including VIDC's former chief executive director DP Shirke, will now face probe on several counts including having turned a blind eye to government norms while clearing cost escalations, not supervising works on site and not following tender conditions.
The one-man Vadnere committee was set up in March 2010 following complaints and media reports over cost escalations, and official-contractor-politician nexus in approving projects in Vidarbha....more
04:05 PM, Oct 07, 2012
Mumbai: An enquiry has been ordered against 45 senior officials of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Council (VIDC) in connection with the multi-crore irrigation scam, sources said on Sunday. The sources added that the 45 included the ex-director of the VIDC, DP Shirkhe. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and nephew of party chief Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar resigned late last month after being charged with giving clearances to as many as...
11:32 AM, Oct 07, 2012