Complaint lodged against Goa CM for becoming GIDC chairman
The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the vigilance department of Goa has received a complaint against the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in which it has been alleged that he became the chairman of the Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) without following rules.
There is allegation that the chief minister assumed the chairmanship of GIDC without being a director of the corporation though according to Section 4 of the GIDC Act, 1965, only a director of the corporation can become its chairman.
The complaint has been supplemented with the notings of the law department obtained as a reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act in which the department had advised that as sub-section (2) of Section 4 of the GIDC Act mandates only a director of GIDC to be its chairman so the proposal of making the chief minister its chairman must be done away with. It also specifically mentions that the chief minister didn’t fulfill the eligibility criteria of the director of the GIDC as mentioned in the sub-section (1).
The complaint has been lodged under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and also under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).