CAG officers busted in Mumbai Municipal Corporation, investigation underway; An attempt to put Shiv Sena in trouble

m. Ta. Special Representative, Mumbai : According to the directions of the state authorities, the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of the nation) has began an investigation into the monetary transactions of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation in the course of the Corona interval of 12 thousand crores. On Tuesday, round ten to twelve CAG officers entered the municipal headquarters. These officers went to varied departments and took vital info from the involved municipal officers. The group went to the Accountant’s Department and took details about some paperwork and the general transaction. It is known that some paperwork have been seized at the moment.

During the Corona interval, contracts value crores of rupees have been awarded with out conducting the tender course of. Necessary medical and different gadgets have been procured. The Standing Committee had empowered the Municipal Commissioner for this buy. Transactions from round 10 accounts of the municipality are underneath suspicion and are on the CAG’s radar. The transaction between 28 November 2020 and 28 February 2022 can be investigated by the CAG. BJP was alleging that there was large corruption in these transactions. There was a combat over it in the legislative session. Finally Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had introduced that the affairs of the municipality can be investigated by CAG.

The CAG group entered the municipal headquarters at 11 am on Tuesday for this investigation. For about two hours, the group took info from the municipal officers. CAG officers additionally held a gathering with Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal. Senior officers and account heads of Mumbai Corporation have been current on this event. It is alleged that after this assembly, the CAG group went to the accountant and another departments of the municipality and took info. Preliminary info was taken on Tuesday and it’s understood that the in-depth investigation will start from immediately, Wednesday. Sources have additionally knowledgeable that the central procurement authority of the municipality, hospital administration, street, bridge, sewage division can be investigated like one account daily.

An attempt to put Shiv Sena in trouble

Even earlier than the municipal elections, the BJP and the Shinde group are attempting to trouble the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) celebration. The BJP has continued its concerted efforts to oust the Shiv Sena, which has held energy in the municipality for the final 25 years, from energy this 12 months. The present image is that the BJP isn’t leaving a possibility to shock the Sena by bringing out the contracts, corruption and irregularities in the municipality. It is alleged that BJP has deliberate a technique to crush Shiv Sena in varied methods earlier than the elections.

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These transactions on CAG’s radar (in crores)

Expenditure incurred for varied implementations and purchases in the course of the Corona interval – 3,548.73

Purchases made in three hospitals – 904.84

Expenditure on building of 4 bridges – 1496

Purchase of Ajmera Builder’s plot at Dahisar – 339.14

Expenditure for 3 sewage remedy crops – 1187.36

Cost of restore of 56 roads in Mumbai – 2286.24

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Expenditure on six sewage crops – 1084.61

Expenditure on strong waste administration initiatives – 1020.48

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